HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Public School District named its teacher of the year Friday and the award went to Jennifer Morgan.
Morgan is an information and communication technology II teacher who teaches eighth grade at NR Burger Middle School.
"I'm so excited, I'm actually quite shocked," Morgan said. "There was just a huge from live candidates this year and they are all excellent educators I am just please to be included with them. It's a happy day for me, it solidifies the fact that what I do is important. My kids are excited for me and that's the best part."
Morgan is in her 23rd year of teaching with 20 years at Hattiesburg Public Schools.
Each school in the system shows a candidate and from those candidates she was chosen as HPSD's Teacher of the Year in honor bestowed upon her from her peers.