The Little Rock School District kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week with its annual Crystal Awards Ceremony held at the Embassy Suites last night, May 6, 2013. The Marian G. Lacey Award Winner is Holly Brown, a third grade teacher at Terry Elementary. The award is named after Dr. Marian Lacy, a long time LRSD educator and principal. Elementary, middle and high school level winners are: Mary Anne Struthers, Williams Magnet Elementary; Kasey Miller Neal, Mann Magnet Middle School; and Ryan Parson, Parkview Magnet High School.
Ms. Brown, as the overall winner, will represent the district at the state level in the Arkansas Teacher of the Year competition. Brown won a crystal trophy, a DELL Latitude 10 Tablet and $1000. Elementary, middle and high school level winners received $500 and crystal trophy.
Each year, LRSD honors outstanding educators with the Crystal Awards Ceremony. Teachers are nominated by their peers and then reviewed by a selection committee. The committee selects one outstanding teacher from each elementary school, two from each middle school and three from each high school. The level winners and the overall winner are selected from these groups.