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    Megan Mabry

    2024 Substitute Educator of the Year:
    Support Staff Category - School Secretary
    Cabot High School - Cabot School District

    To honor the important work of our employees, we recognize outstanding substitute teachers, paraeducators, and support staff through our annual Substitute Educator of the Year program. 

    Ms. Megan Mabry is a substitute teacher turned temporary secretary at the Cabot High School Student Success Center. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management.

    Ms. Mabry is the winner of our 2024 Substitute Educator of the Year award in the support staff category. In this Q&A, she shares about her experiences and offers wisdom to new substitute educators.

    Why did you decide to work in schools?

    I was a full-time clerk for the U.S. Postal Service for ten years.  After this career, I wanted to have a better work-life schedule for my family.  I have three sons and I wanted to be involved more at their schools. I decided to try substitute teaching and then the school asked me if I wanted a long-term role in the counseling office.

    What do you like most about working in schools?

     In the Student Success Center, I'm able to communicate and interact with all students in the school. I am able to encourage students academically and become a positive influence daily. When a student struggles, I enjoying helping to build their self-confidence.

    Watch this brief video to learn more about Ms. Mabry.  

    What advice would you give to new substitute educators?

    Be a great asset in all areas for the school.  Give positive messages in all student interactions because this may be the only positive news they get that day. Show up for work every day on time. Follow the dress code!

    What would you tell someone considering working in schools?

    Give it a try, maybe one or two days a week. Try different grade levels to get a feel for what age of students you like to work with most. You can also check to see if the school has clerical or support staff position available too.

    What motivates you to wake up and teach?

    When I wake up, I'm thinking what can I do to make a difference at school that day by helping one student, two students, or three students. Maybe I’ll give a student information to help them throughout their day or maybe for the rest of their life! It could be a simple good morning or have a great day or you're doing a great job.

    What a colleague said about Ms. Mabry.

    "One of Megan's most remarkable attributes is her exceptional rapport with our students. She approaches each interaction with warmth, patience, and genuine care, earning the trust and respect of those she works with.

    Megan consistently demonstrates diligence and attention to detail in every task she undertakes. Whether it's assisting students, organizing resources, or collaborating with fellow staff members, Megan approaches her responsibilities with unwavering commitment and care. Her contributions have undoubtedly enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of our office operations."

    - Kim Gibson, Counselor

    Nomination video submitted by faculty and staff at Cabot High School.


    Congratulations, Ms. Mabry! 

    "Megan Mabry is a true representative of the high-quality educators Kelly Education provides to its partner schools each day," says Nicola Soares, President of Kelly Education.

    "She operates with high integrity and makes a clear difference in ensuring student success. We are proud to recognize her commitment with this honor.”

    As one of four Substitute Educator of the Year winners, Megan Mabry will receive a $5,000 bonus from Kelly Education, as well as $1,500 donated on her behalf to Cabot High School.


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