Mize teacher nominated
A teacher at Mize Elementary School was nominated by De Soto USD 232 for the Horizon Award, which recognizes first-year teachers for excellence in the classroom.
Third-grade teacher Shara Reilly will be the district's elementary school candidate.
Horizon Award winners are educators who went above and beyond what was expected of them and were excellent educators in their first year, said Linda McPherson, Horizon coordinator for De Soto USD 232.
Mize Principal Pam Hargrove said Reilly was an obvious choice for the award.
"She is extremely patient and works hard to meet students' needs whatever those needs may be," Hargrove said. "She's very thorough in everything that she does. Nothing seems to be too big of a challenge for her."