Tobie Lambert is a National Board-Certified English and literature instructor with almost 18 years of experience at both the secondary and collegiate levels. She was awarded Mississippi School of the Arts Teacher of the Year (2018), Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction (2019), Claes Nobel Educator of the Year (2020), MS Professional Educator’s National Board-Certified Teachers’ Diverse Practitioner Scholarship Award (2020), & S.T.A.R. Teacher (2022—Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition Program). She is currently the English instructor/Dept. Head at Mississippi School of the Arts and an adjunct instructor for Copiah-Lincoln Community College. She teaches Dual Enrollment English Composition I and II, AP Literature and Composition, AP Language and Composition, English IV, and English III. She is also the MSA Beta Club sponsor and participates in the Annual Grief Retreat sponsored by MSA where she instructs seminars on grief journaling and its benefits. Her goal is to engage and educate the whole student by providing a personalized and flexible approach to language arts education while also emphasizing character-building traits through leadership and community service.
This NSHSS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching Grant is for educators who serve in rural areas, diverse student populations, or are actively promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives in their school or greater community.