Northside Elementary 2nd grade teacher Megan McCutchen-Mitchell was nominated for the LifeChanger of the Year award from National Life Group. LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program that recognizes and rewards K-12 education professionals.
LifeChangers must be K-12 educators, teachers, administrators or any member of a school’s staff who makes a positive difference in the lives of students. If selected, she could win up to $10,000 and additional funds for her school.
Mitchell, who was the 2016 DeSoto ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, launched several community enrichment programs at her classroom to increase student’s experiences and expand their exposure to real world settings.
The selection committee will select 15 national winners and a Spirit Award winner. The national winners are based on the individual’s nomination and includes their ability the make a beneficial difference in the lives of students, high moral and ethical standards, and leadership.
The LifeChanger Spirit Award recognizes the community that shows the most spirit for their nominee through comments, shares on social media and recognizing the nominee at the campus.
“We encourage all DeSoto ISD and the community to take a moment to comment, post, share, like, tweet and pin in support of Mrs. Mitchell using #LCOY,” stated Dr. Lori Mathis, Principal of Northside Elementary. “We can earn $2,500 for Mrs. Mitchell, and $2,500 for the school!”