Leon High teacher named LCS Teacher of the Year

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 13, 2018

Jeannine Meis (pictured in red lanyard) has been named the LCS Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Leon High School's Jeannine Meis has been named the 2018-2019 Leon County Schools Teacher of the Year.

Meis has been a teacher at Leon High School for the past two and a half years. Prior to that, she worked at Cobb Middle School for 14 years.

Meis currently teaches 10th grade World History and 10th grade AP World History. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Meis is a mentor teacher, and a sponsor of the Black History Brain Bowl and the Longest Table. Meis was also a recipient of the 2018 James F. Harris History Teacher Award.

Superintendent Rocky Hanna said, “For the last decade and a half Mrs. Meis has shown her unique ability be a highly effective teacher at all grade levels, elementary, middle and high. Very few teachers have the versatility to teach across multiple grades levels and multiple disciplines. She is truly one of a kind and represents the true spirit for which this award was created. All of us are proud to recognize Mrs. Meis for her amazing work and commitment to her students. The selection committee simply could not have chosen a better representative for this year’s Leon County Schools’ Teacher of the Year."

Meis was selected by a committee comprised of past Teacher of the Year finalists, district administrators, school principals, a School Board representative and other community members.

Leon High Principal Billy Epting said, “Jeannine Meis is in an elite group of teachers truly gifted in the art and science of teaching. Her true gift comes in her ability and desire to expand her own knowledge and then bring that into her classroom.”

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