Reception honors Teacher of Year King

Mary Margarett

New Albany School Trustee Bernice Bailey, right, congratulates Mary Margarett King for her selection as teacher of the year for the State of Mississippi. King was honored with a reception in the Magnolia Room of the civic center Tuesday afternoon, attended by fellow educators, friends and family. King, who teaches several English classes at New Albany High School, received a $5,000 award with the selection, also an iPad, and will go to the White House next May for a rose garden ceremony with the President and First Lady. She also will attend workshops and other functions speaking on behalf of teachers statewide.