Principal Patrick Mackin of Slidell Junior High and Robin Day, a teacher at Little Oak Middle School in Slidell, have both been named as state finalists in their respective recognition programs conducted by the Louisiana State Department of Education for 2015. Mackin is one of ten finalists in the Louisiana State 2015 Principal of the Year program, and Ms. Day, a fourth grade teacher of English Language Arts and Social Studies, is a finalist in the state’s Teacher of the Year program. The State Department of Education will name the winners on July 12, 2014, at a special reception in Baton Rouge.
Earlier this year Mackin was selected District Principal of the Year for St. Tammany Parish in the middle school/junior high school division, and Ms. Day was chosen District Teacher of the Year for St. Tammany in the middle school/junior high division.
“We congratulate these outstanding educators for being selected state finalists and are proud to have them represent St. Tammany Parish Public Schools in the state competition in July. They are great examples of the difference teachers and school leaders can make in their schools and community,” said Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III.
The Louisiana Department of Education’s Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year programs evaluate nominees from each School System across the state to select semi-finalists. After conducting visits to the semi-finalists schools, judges select ten finalists.
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