District Teachers of the Year

Selma City Schools Announces District Level Teacher of the Year Nominees
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(Selma, AL, 1/21/2021) Selma City Schools is pleased to announce the selection of the 2021-2022 District Teachers of the Year. Congratulations to Kendra Murray and Monica Russell. Mrs. Murray, first grade teacher at Edgewood Elementary, is the elementary level Teacher of the Year.  Monica Russell, seventh grade Math teacher at R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy, is the secondary level Teacher of the Year. 


I am deeply humbled to be selected as Selma City Schools’ Elementary Teacher of Year. It does my heart well to be recognized as a change agent for the scholars in which I have the opportunity to serve on a daily basis. My commitment to excellence extends far beyond the expectations I am tasked with implementing daily. I will continue to aim for higher heights as I lead my scholars on a path towards academic excellence. -Kendra Murray, Elementary Level T.O.Y. 


I am beyond honored to have been chosen to represent R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy and Selma City Schools as secondary teacher of the year. I am grateful to be surrounded by such amazing educators and leaders. Their unwavering dedication during this pandemic have truly been inspiring. – Monica Russell, Secondary Level T.O.Y.


We are super excited to have Mrs. Murray and Ms. Russell represent Team Selma in the state-level Teacher of the Year competition. I know that they will represent Team Selma well for they are true examples of excellence. Let's celebrate the excellence at all our schools in this season as we lift up these two exemplars.  I am so grateful for all our nominees and thank you for choosing Team Selma! -Dr. Avis Williams, Superintendent


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