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Joy Ethridge

Position: Elementary School Counselor
School: Southeast Lauderdale Elementary School
School District: Lauderdale County School District
City, State: Meridian, MS

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Joy Ethridge was nominated by her principal, Ryan Powell.

Mr. Powell submitted a fantastic video nomination below.



Comments (11)


Suzy Nelson Posted 11 months ago

Joy is a blessing to all the students and teachers at Southeast! She cares about everybody at our school and is always willing to help in way possible. She makes everyone feel welcomed and the students feel comfortable talking to her. She is truly a counselor to all, and I am also blessed to call her friend!

Chloe Gressett Posted 11 months ago

Mrs. Joy is one of the sweetest, most genuine people I’ve ever met. She cares deeply about each student and really listens to what they have to say. She makes SEE a truly wonderful place!

Arlene tew Posted 11 months ago

You are so deserving of this. So proud for you Mrs Joy..you have been with my son Anthony Lee when he was in elementary, went through all 5 grandchildren..Adam, Daniel Tew, Tayler Tew, Aubree Tew, and last ayden tew. You have a heart and so much love for children. God bless you. We all love you.

Brianna R Posted 11 months ago

No one is more deserving for this award than Mrs.Joy. She has always had the biggest heart for each kid and co-worker! She will stop whatever she is doing for anyone or anything. ??

Lisa Greer Posted 11 months ago

Mrs Joy’s name fits her perfect. She is such a joy to be around. I know my kids always enjoy going to see her. She has helped many of my kids through difficult times in their lives. She also has helped me through the recent death of my husband. She saw me very emotional one day and offered to come and read to my class so I could gather myself. She is caring, loving, and always smiling. She is truly a life changer.

Melissa Carney Posted 11 months ago

Ms. Joy is the best!! She listens, listens, and listens!! Just love her!!

Kelly Posted 11 months ago

I don’t know of another counselor more deserving of this award. Joy always has a smile on her face and is always willing to help with anything asked of her. She is a true joy to work with and builds relationships with students and co workers that last a lifetime.

Rita Flint Posted 11 months ago

I worked with Joy at Carver Middle School and we quickly became good friends. She was a very caring and nurturing counselor to the middle school children at Carver and I know how much she cares for ALL children!

Geraldine Posted 11 months ago

She is one of the best.

Elizabeth Manns Posted 11 months ago

She is simply the best

Rebecca Posted 11 months ago

Mrs. Joy is a blessing to all the elementary kids at SE! She is very deserving of this award!