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Pass Christian Middle School Teacher of the Year
Pass Christian Middle School
Pictured left to right:  Charlene Stephens is presented the award of Pass Christian Middle School Teacher of the Year by Principal Joe Nelson.
Pictured left to right: Charlene Stephens is presented the award of Pass Christian Middle School Teacher of the Year by Principal Joe Nelson.
Posted On: Thursday, August 15, 2013

   Charlene Stephens has been selected as 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year at Pass Christian Middle School. Mrs. Stephens has taught 6th grade social studies at PCMS since 2005 and has sponsored the PCMS Student Council for six years. She is a member of the Mississippi Historical Society, the Mississippi Council for Social Studies, and the National Council for Social Studies. Each year, Mrs. Stephens sponsors many activities and events to encourage her students to be actively involved in local and national events: Promote the Vote; the annual beach cleanup, as well as other community beautification projects; Christmas in the Pass; Celebrate Our Schools; fundraising events to support the student Renaissance fund, such as the annual PCMS Golf Tournament; recycling projects, such as telephone books and Mardi Gras beads; and student and parent nights to allow students to share and present class projects. Mrs. Stephens also is a Mississippi Geographic Alliance Consultant and the Lead Tutor at the Qatar Center Boys and Girls Club since January 2010.

 

   Beginning in 2012, Mrs. Stephens invited her students to travel to Washington, D.C. during the summer break to experience what they learned in her class. This year, she accompanied fourteen students along with six other adult chaperones to experience all the historical and current events that our nation’s capital has to offer.

 

   Mrs. Stephens is the daughter of Reverend Charles and Sylvia Clark. She is married to Rick Stephens, and they have two sons, Jonathan and Nicolas Stephens. In response to being asked how it feels to be PCMS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Stephens stated, “I am honored to receive this award! The faculty and staff are like family. I love my students and strive to challenge them to be their very best they can be each and every day!  I couldn’t imagine teaching anywhere else!”