Tracy Lyle named Lee County Teacher of Year

Mooreville Middle School’s Tracy Lyle was named the Lee County School District’s Teacher of the Year during its school board meeting on Tuesday.

Lyle is in her second year at Mooreville Middle School, where she teaches seventh-grade language arts. She taught third grade at Moorville Elementary for three years and taught in the Tupelo Public School District for 16 years.

“It is quite an honor,” she said. “I’ve taught with many of the teachers up here, and I know how well qualified they all are.”

The district also honored the Teachers of the Year at each of its individual schools.

Each individual school’s winner received gift cards from Subway, Newks, McAllister’s, Harvey’s, Sweet Peppers and Heavenly Ham.

As the district’s Teacher of the Year winner, Lyle received flowers from Bishop’s Florwers and a fragrance basket from Belk.

She also received $1,000 from the Toyota Education Enhancement Endowment Fund. That money was an incentive since the district reached its attendance goal at the Bill Daggett presentation on the future of education in October.

Lyle is married to Greg Lyle and has two children, Logan, 13, and Mary Morgan, 9.

There will be more information about her in Wednesday’s Daily Journal.

Here are the individual Teacher of the Year winners for Lee County schools:

Mooreville High: Rhonda Pennington

Plantersville Middle: Pamela Lettieri

Saltillo High: Charles “Chuck” Hampton

Saltillo Elementary: Karen Nissen

Saltillo Primary: Joyce Rodgers

Shannon Primary: Stephanie McEwen

Mooreville Middle: Tracy Lyle

Shannon Middle: Jo Ann Duke

Verona Elementary: Cheryl Penson

Mooreville Elementary: Marlana Sheffield

Shannon High: Vicki Crumpton

Guntown Middle: Deanna Gable

Shannon Elementary: Demetress Hill