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Educator Talent Acquisition

The Division of Educator Talent Acquisition  promotes and supports efforts to recruit and retain teachers in Mississippi.  Specifically, the Division oversees the Mississippi talent development initiatives (i.e., Culturally Responsive Practices, Talent for Turnaround, Grow-Your-Own Programs, Teacher Residency Programs, Diverse and Learner-Ready Teachers, etc.), teacher leadership, and induction and mentoring. The Division’s programs and initiatives support efforts to recruit effective educators in the state.

Talent Acquisition Initiatives 

Culturally Responsive Practices Work with Higher Education Faculty

Talent for Turnaround Work with Rural School Districts

Teacher Residency Program/ Performance Based Licensure work with the Kellogg Foundation


Dr. Courtney Van Cleve

State Director of Educator Talent Acquisition and Effectiveness