Kemper Schools honors Teachers/Parents of Year


Kemper County School District honored their Teachers/Employees & Parents of the Year with an awards presentation, fol­lowed by a luncheon this past Friday, at the John C. Stennis CTE. Each honoree was presented with a plague recognizing their contributions to the dis­trict.

Parents of the Year are:

  • Ashley Boren - Kemper County Lower Elementary
  • Felicia Chamberlain - Kemper County Upper El­ementary
  • Gentrice Doss - Kem­per County Middle School
  • Linda Cole - Kemper County High School, John C. Stennis Vocational Com­plex, and District Parent of the Year Teachers/Employees of the Year are:
  • Paulette Jones - Kem­per County Lower Elemen­tary
  • Theresa Savell - Kem­per County Upper Elemen­tary
  • Shana Hopkins - Kem­per County Middle School
  • Betty Casey - Kemper County High School
  • Juawn Jones - Kemper County Success School
  • Thomas F. (Freddy) Thomas - John C. Stennis Vocational Complex & Dis­trict

Teacher of the Year

  • Rosalind Lanier - School Food Services
  • Melvin Rush - Trans­portation

School Board President, Rontal Jenkins, opened the awards luncheon ac­knowledging the impor­tance of having parents involved and interacting with teachers and staff and the schools, stating that with all working together they could accomplish any­thing. The past two years have been undertaken under very difficult and un­foreseen circumstances, which have created special problems for faculty, staff and students to deal with.

The honorees received thanks and appreciation for being work and efforts, and going beyond what was expected, and touch­ing the lives of one an­other in real and tangible ways.

In a special called meet­ing, held before the awards luncheon, the Kemper County School District Board heard progress reports from principals of all the respec­tive campuses in the dis­trict. The consensus from all of the schools was that their levels are not where they need to be, but signif­icant and steady progress is being made in all of the schools, and they are mov­ing in a positive direction.

In other action, the Board:

  • Opened bids for the demolition of the old JROTC/music building, with only two bids received. The bid was unanimously awarded to Jackson Farms for a cost of $27.5K.
  • Voted 5-0 to advertise for demolition of the new elementary school site.

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