Clinton Public School District’s Teacher of the Year, Clinton High School English teacher Nancy Dent, is no stranger to going above and beyond the traditional call of duty.
In her 38 years of teaching—the last 16 of those serving at Clinton High School—she’s traveled the breadth of the English curriculum, covering everything from Advanced Placement classes to speech and debate, essentials of college literacy, world literature and mythology.
Dent says she’s determined to reach as many students as she can and has no intention of retiring any time soon. “I love teaching and, specifically, teaching in the community where I live,” she said.
As CPSD’s Teacher of the Year, Dent will represent the Clinton Public School District in the Mississippi Teacher of the Year program this spring hosted by the Mississippi Department of Education.