Teacher of the Year / Staff of the Year

Last Updated: 5/18/2021 1:35 PM

Ryan Fry, Excellence in Education Award

TOY and SOY Ratings


Again this year, MVCSC will partner with MVEF to recognize Mt. Vernon Teacher of the Year and Staff of the Year!  The program will recognize one Teacher of the Year winner from each building and one Staff member of the Year winner from each building including the admin building / Mini-Marauders / LIFE Center / district employees who serve multiple buildings.    

Last week nomination forms were sent out to ALL staff to nominate TOY and SOY for each building.  Below is a list of the top three nominated Teachers / Staff from each building and links to each building's TOY and SOY rating form.  

Each staff member can rate each nominated Teacher / Staff using the hyperlinked TOY / SOY Google rating form below.  Staff will rate each teacher / staff on a scale of 1:5 (1 being lowest and 5 highest) on each of the criteria.  Please do so by the end of the school day March 5th. The criteria are as follows; dedication, team player, caring, student centered, life long learner, and innovative.  The teacher / staff with the highest rating will be the TOY / SOY winner for that building.

A selection committee determined by the MVEF will then select a district TOY winner and a district SOY winner (from each of the buildings TOY and SOY winners).   All building winners and district winners will be honored locally by the Foundation and the School District.

In 2018, Jill Prefontaine and her husband, Kevin, established the Ryan Fry Excellence in Education Award to recognize MVCSC District Teacher of the Year and Staff of the Year.  This award is in honor of her brother, Ryan.  A $2,500 award will be given to the district teacher of the year and the district staff member of the year.  Additionally, this year, each building winner will receive a $500 award.  Jill wanted to create this honor to “combine the love that she has for her brother and great teachers.”  Jill’s father, Kenneth, was a treasured math teacher for Mt. Vernon Community Schools for 30 years.


Congratulations to MVCSC 2021 winners!

2021 Building Winners
FES TOY Delinda Deckard
FES SOY Nancy Price
MES TOY Beth Chaplin
MES SOY Jenny Campbell
MCE TOY Brianne Williams
MCE SOY Melissa Montague
MVMS TOY Kittie Masters
MVMS SOY Lisa Lindman
MVHS TOY Lynette Huth
MVHS SOY Joanna Goff
Admin TOY Leeanna Seppala
Admin SOY Doris Johnson
2021 District Winners
MVMS TOY Lynette Huth
Admin SOY Doris Johnson

Historical TOY / SOY Nominees and Winners

The current format of the MVCSC / MVEF Teacher of the Year and Staff of the year process began in 2019.  Below are two documents that will capture the historical TOY/SOY award Nominees and Winners.  Please make sure you check the tabs at the bottom of the documents.

TOY/SOY Building Nominees

TOY/SOY Building Winners and District Winners