Lester Elementary's Ebony Marshall-Newsome named Jackson Public Schools teacher of the year

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From left: Teacher of the Year Ebony Marshall-Newsome of Lester Elementary and Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Errick L. Greene.
From left: Teacher of the Year Ebony Marshall-Newsome of Lester Elementary and Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Errick L. Greene.

Ebony Marshall-Newsome, a second grade teacher at Lester Elementary School, has been named the 2022 Teacher of the Year for Jackson Public Schools.

The district honored her, as well as administrators and parents, during its Best of the Year Awards on Jan. 11. The honors were announced to the public during the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 18.

District officials said Marshall-Newsome has been with Jackson Public Schools since 2006 and makes a positive difference in her students' lives through engaging lessons and strong communication with them and parents.

"She believes that education is the only field in which other careers are made possible and teachers have the opportunity to change students’ lives and futures every day," officials said in a statement. "She understands that educators face the responsibility of setting students up for success and high achievement."

Linda Faye Arnold, a grandparent of a senior at JPS Tougaloo Early College High School, was named as the district's Parent of the Year for 2022 for helping to provide food and snacks for students and staff at the school.
Linda Faye Arnold, a grandparent of a senior at JPS Tougaloo Early College High School, was named as the district's Parent of the Year for 2022 for helping to provide food and snacks for students and staff at the school.

Jackson school leaders also honored Linda Faye Arnold as Parent of the Year for her dedication in providing snacks and meals to students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic at the JPS-Tougaloo Early College High School Program.

Arnold, a grandparent of a senior in the program, goes above and beyond to care for others and put a smile on the faces of staff and students, officials said.

"Her efforts and unwavering support have helped many of us through challenging times,” Principal Chinelo Evans said. “It is her quiet nature and caring heart which demonstrate servant leadership."

Evans was also honored as Administrator of the Year for 2022.

From left: Division 1 Assistant Superintendent Kathleen Grigsby, Jackson Superintendent Errick L. 
Greene, Administrator of the Year Chinelo Bosah Evans of JPS Tougaloo Early College High School, High School Assistant Superintendent Laketia Marshall-Thomas and Jackson Public Schools Chief of Staff William Merritt IV.
From left: Division 1 Assistant Superintendent Kathleen Grigsby, Jackson Superintendent Errick L. Greene, Administrator of the Year Chinelo Bosah Evans of JPS Tougaloo Early College High School, High School Assistant Superintendent Laketia Marshall-Thomas and Jackson Public Schools Chief of Staff William Merritt IV.

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This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Ebony Marshall-Newsome named Jackson Teacher of the Year 2022

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