Tammy Kirkland

Tammy Kirkland, a fourth grade teacher at New Albany Elementary School (NAES), has been named “Teacher of the Year” for the New Albany School District (NASD).  Kirkland has 8 years of experience in education.

Kirkland graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 2003. She received her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership in 2005. Kirkland is a National Board Certified Teacher.

“Tammy is an amazing teacher to work with,” said Candy Jarvis, Kirkland’s colleague at NAES. “She loves her students and her job.” Jarvis added that Kirkland works toward excellence by continually researching new and inventive ways to teach the objectives and incorporating the use of technology into her classroom.

Kirkland and her husband Scott have two children: Emily is a sophomore at Mississippi State University and Sam is a sophomore at New Albany High School. The Kirklands are active members of First Baptist Church. She is the daughter of Reverend Gene and Louise Coltharp of Pine Grove and the granddaughter of Ollie Coltharp of Saltillo.

Mrs. Kirkland has been entered into the competition for State Teacher of the Year that will be announced this coming summer.

Other teachers selected as Teacher of the Year for the individual schools in the NASD include Beth Saul, New Albany Middle School and Judy Brown, New Albany High School.