Local teacher earns outstanding award from Ole Miss

West Harrison High School English teacher Tiffani Pollard was honored with the University of Mississippi’s School of Education Practitioner of Distinction Award.

The award recognizes individuals who imagine, innovate, and inspire the fields of preschool through 12 teaching, higher education, educational leadership, counseling, and more through professional practice.

Typically, honorees are currently-serving practitioners at all educational career levels.

There have only been 20 Ole Miss School of Education alumni practitioners from across the nation who have been given this highly prestigious honor. Pollard said, “Having this award means everything to me and I tell you that the reason why it means everything to me is that one of my former students is a sophomore at Ole Miss in the School of Education and she presented me with the award. I have never gotten anything or received anything from something that’s nationwide and for me to be a nationwide practitioner of distinction, it just means the absolute world.”

Pollard is the only high school English educator, and the only educator in all the city or county schools within Harrison County, who has ever received this award.

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