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Alli Rhodes honored as Oxford School District’s 2017 First Year Teacher of the Year

By Oxford School District

Alli Rhodes, a first-year kindergarten teacher at Bramlett Elementary School, is the Oxford School District 2017 First Year Teacher of the Year. To be named the Oxford School District First Teacher of the Year, a teacher must be in their first year of teaching within an Oxford school.

According to Bramlett Elementary School Principal Suzanne Ryals, Rhodes has worked throughout the school year to see that her students achieve and grow to their maximum potential.

“Ms. Rhodes’ student data is phenomenal for not only a first-year teacher, but a master teacher, as well,” said Ryals. “She led her class to 100 percent growth in math and reading on assessments students take on the content and skills they learn during the school year. Her commitment to her students, collaboration with her fellow teachers, and continuing professional growth demonstrate her high standards: these qualities are examples of a highly effective teacher.”

Rhodes has both her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Mississippi. While in the master’s program she received honors as 2016 Outstanding Master’s Degree Student in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi. She holds educational endorsements in mild/moderate disabilities kindergarten through 12th grade, English 7th-12th grades, and middle school mathematics.