Moss Point Instructor Nominated for LifeChanger Award

Billy J. Carroll, robotics engineering instructor at the Moss Point Career and Technical Education Center, has been nominated for the 2016-2017 national LifeChanger of the Year award, given by the National Life Group Foundation. This award recognizes K-12 educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence, and leadership.

In addition to teaching robotics engineering, Carroll is the founder and coach of the Moss Point STEM team. He proudly reports that his students had a 100% pass rate on the state test in engineering. In 2016, Carroll received the Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Award for teaching excellence in south Mississippi.


Connections is the magazine for K-12 career and technical education (CTE) in Mississippi. The biannual publication features students, educators, schools, and organizations from approximately 50 career pathways across 16 career clusters. This Mississippi Department of Education publication is produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Issues are disseminated in print and electronic forms in May and December each year.

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