Oxford Recognizes Outstanding First-Year Teacher

Callie Trusty was named as the First-Year Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019.
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Oxford School District has selected Callie Trusty as the First-Year Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019.

Trusty teaches English Language Arts at Oxford Intermediate School. At the March Board of Trustees meeting, Trusty was announced by Assistant Superintendent Bradley Roberson and presented with a plaque for “distinguishing herself with an aptitude and attitude typically only seen in veteran teachers.”

The Oxford School District employed eight new teachers in 2018-2019. Trusty was nominated by the Oxford Intermediate School principal, Steve Hurdle, and further selected by a committee from the Curriculum & Instruction Department.

“She is highly relational with her students and has a nurturing spirit,” Hurdle said. “Ms. Trusty is beloved by her colleagues and she goes above and beyond for her students.”

A colleague stated “her door is always open and anyone is welcome as a safe space for the students. She comforts, encourages, and motivates each student to do his/her best.” One of Trusty’s students said, “at first, I tried not to like you, but it turns out that I love you as my teacher.”

Trusty is a native of Water Valley and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Trusty has a 5-year-old son, Cohen.

Courtesy of Oxford School District


  1. Congratulation Callie! Actually, when anyone gets recognition of his or her work, it inspires them to work more heartily. Here Callie just got the recognition of her great performance. It is the outcome of her lovable service to her students. Being engaged with academic writing, I know that students love those teachers who take care of their problems. At essayontime.com.au/, we also try it. And I am sure Callie is very much cordial with her students. Students love to see this pretty woman.


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