Hanna Olivier, an American Graduate Champion
Hanna Olivier is from Lafayette, Louisiana. Attending Millsaps College, Olivier graduated in May of 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a minor in Classical Studies. She continued her studies to earn a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi in May of 2012. Olivier is in her sixth year of teaching at North Panola High School in Sardis, Mississippi. She currently teaches Physics and Latin II as well as serving as Dean of Students at North Panola High School in Sardis, Mississippi.
Olivier has worked tirelessly at North Panola High to help turn a once failing school into a high performing school. She has volunteered countless hours to hosting free ACT workshops on Saturdays. In addition, she has volunteered to teach Latin and had seven students place on the national level. She has gone and continues to go above am beyond to help ALL students succeed. Olivier came through the Mississippi Teacher Corps Program. The Mississippi Teachers Corps selects exceptional college graduates to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. They are provided training, support, certification and a full scholarship for a Master of Arts Degree Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi. Olivier has fulfilled her required two-year commitment and is currently in her sixth year at North Panola High School.
I believe that a quality education is the foundation for success in any person's life. Just as many of my teachers challenged me, I now understand my responsibility to inspire the students in my classroom. I believe that any student can graduate from high school if he/she perseveres through difficult assignments/classes. My job is to provide the highest-caliber instruction and encouragement so as to instill intrinsic motivation that will last a lifetime.