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Corinth Rotary Teacher of the Year - Angie Grisham
Corinth Rotary Teacher of the Year - Angie Grisham
Alcorn Central High School
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Alcorn Central High School is proud to announce that one of our teachers was nominated and chosen as Teacher of the Year by the Corinth Rotary Club. Principal Brandon Quinn was happy to attend the event where Angie Grisham received this great honor.

Angie Grisham began her career as an educator in the Alcorn County School District in the Fall of 2000.  This year will mark 21 years in the classroom, all of those wearing Purple and Gold as a Golden Bear at Alcorn Central High School.  She began teaching English 1 in the Fall of 2000.  For the last 18 years, Angie has taught Government and Economics.  Additionally, through the years, she has taught courses in World History, English 3, Personal Finance, Law, Psychology, ACT Prep, Speech, Debate, Journalism, and Advanced Placement U. S. Government.  

Over the years she has co-sponsored Prom, Homecoming Court, and History Club.  She also coached Bowling for 2 years.  Currently, Angie is the Academic Team Coach, Yearbook Sponsor, co-sponsor of FBLA, and works with seniors throughout the year helping to schedule and coordinate many of their activities including graduation.  She currently serves on the Leadership Team, Apple Teacher Team, and as a Canvas Captain.  Angie was honored as STAR Teacher for the 2006-2007 and 2016-2017 school years and with an Honorary State FFA Degree in 2016.

Angie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in English from the University of North Alabama (2000); a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Social Studies from the University of Mississippi (2005); Master Teacher of Economics Certification from Mississippi State University (2008).  She is currently working toward an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership K-12 at the University of Mississippi (May 2021).

Many students are remember Mrs. Grisham for many different reason. Some will remember the fun trips she helped sponsor like FBLA state and national conventions. Others will comment on the untold stories of what happened in the yearbook room. Many like to comment on the funny stories she told in class or the many episodes of The Twilight Zone that she so avidly enjoyed. However, just about all students remembers how much she loved her students. That seems to be the general consensus of students both past and recent. 

Amy Smith, 2004 AC graduate, had Mrs. Grisham her senior year and now has a classroom next door. She had this to say, “My senior year, Mrs. Grisham was my government and economics teacher. I still have many fond memories from her class, and it was always apparent that she cared for her students. Now, as her coworker and classroom neighbor, I still see that care and devotion to her students. She is a sounding board for me, and she always gives me honest, sound advice.”

We also spoke to 2019 graduate John Mask about how Mrs. Grisham has made and impact on his life. "I had Mrs. Grisham in class my senior year but had gotten to know her many years prior. She co-sponsored FBLA which I was very involved. She chaperoned many trips to district, state, and national competitions which were always so much fun. Some of the most memorable parts of those trips were picking up on her picky eating habits. To this day, I remember that she doesn't like hibachi but loves to eat Texas Pete hot sauce with her grits in the morning. Although those times bring back some really good memories, that isn't what I remember most of her.  She had a different approach when it came to teaching. She cared less about hitting the standards and more about making strong relationships and real life connections. Starting my senior year, I was mostly sure that I wanted to pursue a career in education. After having Mrs. Grisham in class, I knew teaching was definitely what I wanted to do.  Her dedication to students, passion for education, willingness to help, and determination to provide excellence is what makes her so deserving of this award." 

When asked about her career as an educator, Grisham said “I could not ask for a more fulfilling job than the one which I currently serve.  Helping students become successful adults is a heart-happy job.” Angie is married to Alcorn Central graduate Chris Grisham and has two girls, Sydney and Shiloh.

We are very proud of Angie Grisham and look forward to the continued impact she plans to make on all members of the Golden Bear Family!