Employee of the Year 2017
Oxford High School
“I am honored to receive this recognition. I believe that service is my calling, and I hope that in some small way I have been able to fulfill this call in service to the students and faculty of the Oxford School District.”
The Oxford School District is proud to recognize Oxford High School Librarian Lynndy Hurdle as our 2017 Employee of the Year. Mrs. Hurdle helps make our district a great place to work and learn.
Hurdle has been the librarian at the high school for four years and with the Oxford School District for a total of five years. Her first year with the district was spent teaching history at Oxford Middle School.
“I have never worked with someone that genuinely loves her students more than Mrs. Hurdle,” says OHS Principal Bradley Roberson. “She is always giving of herself and never asking for anything in return. She exemplifies our school vision ‘Love Your People’ more thank anyone that I know.”
Hurdle is credited with going above and beyond by helping improve the library resources for students at another Oxford school.
Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey says, “Mrs. Hurdle has worked tirelessly to improve the library at Oxford High School. She has also worked to establish a library at Oxford Learning Center. She is most deserving as the Oxford School District’s Employee of the Year.”
The Employee of the Year is an honoree voted on by all school district faculty and staff, and the pool of nominees is all of the current Employees of the Week candidates honored during the current school year. Each week the Oxford School District spotlights a different school or department on the district website’s home page in its Employee of the Week feature, where honorees are chosen by a vote of their peers at the featured school/department.
Here’s what other district employees had to say about Mrs. Hurdle:
“She always goes above and beyond for her students and co-workers. Ms. Hurdle amazes me how well she keeps up with content that is useful for each and every subject as well as stays up-to-date with books for young audiences.”
“Lynndy Hurdle works for all students. She is highly organized and well versed in the area of literacy. She wrote a grant for OLC this year so those students could have high-interest literature available for them. She is a champion for the struggling student!”
“Mrs. Hurdle is a shining light not only in our district but for librarianship in the state of Mississippi.”
“Lynndy wears multiple hats at OHS. She is a safe resource for kids. The students feel comfortable going to her for help.”
“Lynndy Hurdle is THE hardest working person in the Oxford School District. She tirelessly helps each and every child and adult who walks through the doors of the library. She is a valuable resource for teachers, making available countless sources of materials for classrooms, constantly bringing new items and new ideas to the library. She helps the students with their homework, their papers, and even their problems. She is an amazing librarian and a dedicated employee of the Oxford School District.”
“She goes above and beyond to support the students and the teachers at the high school. She works hard to make sure that we have the resources that we need to be successful. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and offer suggestions.”
“Mrs. Hurdle has made the library come alive. She demonstrates a love for reading and invites students as well as teachers to utilize the library. She is energetic, creative, and enthusiastic about her job. Mrs. Hurdle is one of the most dedicated educators that I have seen.”
Hurdle says she was humbled when she found out she was named Employee of the Year.
“I am honored to receive this recognition,” said Hurdle. “I believe that service is my calling, and I hope that in some small way I have been able to fulfill this call in service to the students and faculty of the Oxford School District.”
Hurdle is married to Steven Hurdle, Oxford Intermediate School (OIS) principal, and together they have one daughter, Ella Beth, who is in fifth grade at OIS.