Third grade teacher Harriett Eppes received a call last week letting her know she had been selected as a winner in the People category in Jackson Free Press’ Best of Jackson awards. She was named Best Teacher for 2020.
In her interview, Eppes talked about how much she values her role at JA. “I love working with children throughout the year and getting to know them all personally,” Eppes said. “Teaching at Jackson Academy surrounded by exceptional people makes me feel like my job isn’t just a job, but a kind of ministry, something I was meant to do.”
Last year, Eppes was named Best Teacher in the annual Clarion-Ledger Best of Mississippi awards program.