Hasty named AISA Teacher of Year

Published 10:53 am Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Marengo Academy teacher Mary Olive Hasty was named the AISA Class A Secondary Teacher of the Year recently.

Hasty was recognized for being an outstanding teacher at Marengo Academy. She was nominated for this award by the SGA.



A long-time educator at Marengo Academy, Hasty has impacted hundreds of students during her teaching career. She has an excellent classroom management style, and she holds high expectations for student performance.

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Even though Hasty is known for challenging MA students in the classroom, she is also known for always supporting her students during their athletic events. Hasty is not only dedicated to her students, but she is also dedicated to the success of Marengo Academy. She was instrumental in establishing and directing the school’s MA Classics, a grandparents’ club, which provides substantial assistance to the school.

SGA President Nicole Parten and Vice President Haley Mitchell agree that Hasty is a vital part of Marengo Academy.

“Mrs. Hasty has been a well-respected teacher at Marengo Academy for over thirty years,” Parten said. “She is an excellent Christian role model to all of her students. She is well-known for being a tough teacher who expects the best of her students while at the same time going out of her way to help all of her students. She is truly concerned about her students’ well-being in academic, athletic and personal endeavors.”

Marengo Academy is extremely proud of Mrs. Hasty for being awarded this prestigious honor. She is not only a devoted educator she is a devoted mentor, friend and supporter of Marengo Academy.

On behalf of the entire MA family, Headmaster Robby James would like to thank Mrs. Hasty for her contributions to our school and community.