Teacher of the Year

August 22, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA. – Joy Mangasin, head teacher at Jones Creek Adventist Academy in Baton Rouge, La., received the Southwestern Union Excellence in Teaching Award for the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference.

Mangasin was nominated by our conference along with others who meet the criteria. During the nomination process, the superintendent is asked to submit three nominations. The teachers who were recognized for their excellence in 2023 were awarded $500 by the union and $500 from the conference and received a clock in the form of an award trophy.

Some of the other criteria for this award include integrating and communicating their faith into the daily curriculum, planning and preparation that aligns with and focuses on a connection to God, instruction and assessment, communicating effectively with learners and monitoring their progress, creating an environment of respect and rapport and participating in the professional community to learn and implement data from multiple sources to build a schoolwide vision and develop goals for student learning.

Mangasin has proven herself worthy of this recognition by her accomplishments, and we are happy to see the award go to her this year. She was recognized at the South Louisiana Camp Meeting and presented with the trophy and certificate of achievement.

By Tim Kripps

Education Superintendent