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Lawson chosen as SP District Teacher of the Year for 2019-20

Batesville Junior High School math teacher Latara Lawson has been named South Panola School District 2019-20 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Tim Wilder informed Lawson of the honor and presented her a certificate marking the occasion during a surprise drop-in at her classroom.

“I was surprised and elated that my coworkers chose me as BJHS Teacher of the Year, but it’s an honor to be named SPSD District Teacher of the Year,” Lawson said. “It’s an honor to be recognized on a district level for the work that you do inside your own building. I love what I do and the children that I teach.”

A native of Batesville, Lawson is a South Panola High School graduate. She earned a bachelor’s in education from Ole Miss before obtaining a master’s in curriculum and instruction from Arkansas State University.

She has been with the school district 14 years and serves as an advisor for the BJHS student council.

Cutline:   Supt. Tim Wilder presented Lawson with a certificate for SPSD Teacher of the Year. (Jeff Eubanks)