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MDE Announces Inaugural Mississippi Teacher Council Members

August 30, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education announced Tuesday an experienced and highly regarded group of professionals from across the state to serve on the first Mississippi Teacher Council (MTC).

 

The purpose of the MTC is to provide feedback to Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, on the initiatives of the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) and the Mississippi State Legislature. The MTC aims to empower teachers to discuss topics critical to their success in the classroom and how MDE can assist.

 

“We want to learn from our teachers in the classroom who often implement effective strategies that can be shared and replicated statewide. They provide valuable insights that could improve MDE initiatives. Additionally, the MTC will provide a venue for teachers to become advocates for their students and their profession through input into the decision-making process,” said Wright.

More than 150 teachers from around the state submitted applications to serve on the MTC. A committee selected the following members:

Lisa Crosby

Kosciusko Junior High School

Attala Co. School District

Lindsey Michelle Todd

Biloxi Junior High School

Biloxi School District

Leslie Slaydon

Jeff Davis Elementary

Biloxi School District

Amanda LeMaster

Biloxi High School

Biloxi School District

Elizabeth Williams

Biloxi Junior High School

Biloxi School District

Bridgette Gilmore

Brookhaven Elementary School

Brookhaven School District

Ladreana Goins

Northside Elementary School

Clinton Public School District

Todd Willis

Pleasant Hill Elementary

DeSoto Co. Schools

Tonya Lynn Porter

Center Hill Elementary

DeSoto Co. Schools

Deidre Lovett

Lake Cormorant Middle School

DeSoto Co. Schools

Candy Abrams

Olive Branch Elementary

DeSoto Co. Schools

Tricia Stoll

28th Street, Gaston Point, West

Gulfport School District

Rebecca Whittet

Gulfport High School

Gulfport School District

Amanda Lovelace Pidgeon

Hancock High School

Hancock Co. School District

Wanda Anderson

North Gulfport Middle School

Harrison Co. School District

Heather Cates

D'Iberville Elementary School

Harrison Co. School District

Ashleigh Marie Syverson

Bel-Aire Elementary School

Harrison Co. School District

Scott Belham

West Harrison High School

Harrison Co. School District

Victoria L. Killingsworth

East Central Lower Elementary School

Jackson Co. School District

Gina Stork

Vancleave Lower Elementary

Jackson Co. School District

Angela C. Nelson

East Central Lower Elementary

Jackson Co. School District

Keesha Clayton Harris

Timberlawn Elementary

Jackson Public School District

Beverly Frederick

Forest Hill

Jackson Public School District

Allison Sabbatini

South Jones Elementary

Jones Co. School District

Debbie Smith

Purvis Lower Elementary

Lamar Co. School District

Anna Morris

Oak Grove Lower Elementary

Lamar Co. School District

Kimberly Beightol

Oak Grove Upper Elementary

Lamar Co. School District

Stacey Smith

Loyd Star Attendance Center

Lincoln Co. School District

Allison Catchot

Louisville Elementary School

Louisville Municipal School District

William Brett Mayfield

Madison Central High School

Madison Co. School District

Jennifer Hamilton

Moss Point Kreole Primary

Moss Point School District

Lillie Bryant

Natchez High School

Natchez-Adams School District

Tamra Mills

Newton County Elementary

Newton Co. School District

Patches Calhoun

Della Davidson Elementary

Oxford School District

Chasity Arbuckle

Della Davidson Elementary

Oxford School District

Clemmisa "Misa" Presley

Oxford Elementary School

Oxford School District

Candies Cook

Oxford Intermediate School

Oxford School District

Elizabeth Green

Pascagoula High School

Pascagoula-Gautier  School District

Dalisay Louise Smith

Gautier Middle School

Pascagoula-Gautier  School District

Leigh Hanna

Pascagoula High School

Pascagoula-Gautier  School District

Lauren Carpenter

Pascagoula High School

Pascagoula-Gautier  School District

Jodi McKenzie

Gautier High School

Pascagoula-Gautier  School District

Amy Glenn

Trent Lott Academy

Pascagoula-Gautier  School District

Amanda McCarty

Pearl High School

Pearl Public School District

Sherrill Adamo

Petal Elementary School

Petal School District

Lenette Stinson

Petal Elementary School

Petal School District

Amy Farris

Petal Elementary School

Petal School District

Amanda Rogers

Petal High School

Petal School District

LaDonna Griggs

North Pontotoc

Pontotoc Co. School District

Evelyn Clay

Northshore Elementary

Rankin Co. School District

Brad Johns

McLaurin Attendance Center

Rankin Co. School District

Darein Spann

Magee High School

Simpson Co. School District

Amanda Lee

Batesville Intermediate

South Panola School District

Twyla Crayton

Tupelo High School

Tupelo School District

Kimberly Brumley

Milam Elementary School

Tupelo School District

Cynthia Wright

Rankin Elementary School

Tupelo School District

Allison Metcalfe

Rankin Elementary School

Tupelo School District

Tina Fitts

Tupelo Middle School

Tupelo School District

Chequitta Ivy

Rankin Elementary School

Tupelo School District

Michelle Green

Stringer Attendance Center

West Jasper School District

Patricia Simmons

Central School

West Point Cons. Schools

Media Contact: 
Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
Director of Communications
601-359-3706 

Jean Cook, APR
Communications Specialist
601-359-3519