MMI teacher earns honorable mention in “My Favorite Teacher” contest


(Freeland, PA – April 7, 2015) – An English teacher at MMI Preparatory School, who was nominated by one of her students, has received an honorable mention in a local contest sponsored by Barnes & Noble, Inc.

English teacher Donna Titus was selected from more than 80 local entries in Barnes & Noble’s “My Favorite Teacher” contest. The nomination essay was written by MMI sophomore Dana Carrato, daughter of Anthony and Carmine Carrato, Hazleton.

Students were invited to nominate their favorite teacher by writing essays, poems, or thank-you letters that explain how their teacher has influenced their life and reveal why they appreciate and admire him or her. Entries were judged on the compelling nature of the teacher’s qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation, and the quality of expression and writing.

Titus and Carrato will be recognized in a ceremony on Sunday, April 12, at 1 p.m. at the Arena Hub Plaza Barnes & Noble. The presentation is free and open to the public.


From left are Mrs. Donna Titus, Dana Carrato, and Donna Wench of Barnes & Noble.



About MMI Preparatory School

For over 130 years, MMI Preparatory School has been providing dedicated area students with a comprehensive and inspiring 6th through 12th grade college preparatory program that maximizes each individual’s academic, social and character potential in preparation for success in college and beyond. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).  MMI is a school where every student can reach their full potential; academically, ethically and socially.  For more information about MMI Preparatory School, visit or call 570-636-1108.

About The Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest

The Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest provides students with the opportunity to tell their communities how much they appreciate their teachers. Students enrolled in middle or high schools in the United States are eligible to participate; and only educators employed by private or public elementary, middle or high schools are eligible to be nominated. Awards include cash prizes for the teachers and schools, and more. More details on the contest rules can be found at