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Oxford Recognizes Outstanding First-Year Teacher

Callie Trusty, O S D First-Year Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019 Oxford, Mississippi (March 26, 2019) — Oxford School District has selected Callie Trusty as the First-Year Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019. Trusty teaches English Language Arts at Oxford Intermediate School. At the March Board of Trustees meeting, Trusty was announced by Asst. Superintendent, Bradley Roberson and presented with a plaque for “distinguishing herself with an aptitude and attitude typically only seen in veteran teachers.”

The Oxford School District employed eight new teachers in 2018-2019. Trusty was nominated by the Oxford Intermediate School principal, Steve Hurdle, and further selected by a committee from the Curriculum & Instruction Department. Hurdle stated “She is highly relational with her students and has a nurturing spirit. Ms. Trusty is beloved by her colleagues and she goes above and beyond for her students.”

A colleague stated “her door is always open and anyone is welcome as a safe space for the students. She comforts, encourages, and motivates each student to do his/her best.” One of Trusty's students said, “at first, I tried not to like you, but it turns out that I love you as my teacher.”

Trusty is a native of Water Valley, Miss. and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2018 with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. Trusty has a 5-year-old son, Cohen.