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SCSD Presents Innovative Teacher Award

Simpson County School District recently celebrated six teachers for receiving the inaugural Innovative Teacher Award during its School Board Meeting on Nov. 10.

The Innovative Teacher Award recognizes educators who have demonstrated innovative teachings and who have encouraged students to explore, research and use all tools to uncover something new.

Recipients of the award for the month of October included:

  • Casey Harlan, Simpson Central School
  • Brooke Jones, Mendenhall Elementary School
  • Lauren Veal, Magee Middle School
  • Gladys Hicks and Keyuna Floyd-Draughn, Magee Elementary School
  • Kristy Thurman, Magee High School (not pictured) is an online news source covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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