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Award to a Mississippi Individual for Contributions to Public Education

2024 Mississippi Parent of the Year (MPOY) Program


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Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)
Office of Teaching and Leading
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Geographic Focus
USA: Mississippi

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/10/24 Postmarked Save

Grant Description
Award to a Mississippi individual for outstanding contributions to public school education. The award is intended to publicly recognize the dedication of a parent who has partnered with their local school to improve the school and promote student success. Nominations are encouraged for parents who have made a significant commitment to their local school through dedication to students, and the generous gifts of time and other resources.

The Parent of the Year (POY) candidate should be:

  • Actively involved in their child’s educational life through activities/projects
  • Focused on improving the school and student success
  • Member of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and supports the association mission
  • Active member of the community


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Parents who have made contributions to education in Mississippi public schools are eligible.

Pre-Application Information
Submit applications postmarked by January 10, 2024.

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Contact Information
Submit applications to:
Mississippi Department of Education
Office of Teaching and Leading
Parent of the Year Program
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205

For questions, contact Sandra Hilliard at 601-359-3513 or by email:

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