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Educator Talent Acquisition

The Division of Educator Talent Acquisition promotes and supports efforts to increase the size, diversity, and effectiveness of Mississippi’s educator workforce. The Division of Educator Talent Acquisition strives to meet this aim by:

  • Collecting and analyzing information regarding current educator workforce trends
  • Offering education stakeholders space to create, improve, and assess innovative pathways into Mississippi classrooms
  • Leading initiatives such as the Teacher Retention Survey, Educator Shortage Survey, and Elevate Teachers Conference
  • Supporting Grow-Your-Own (GYO) efforts to recruit and retain effective educators such as the Mississippi Teacher Residency program, Performance-Based Licensure pilot, and Mentoring and Induction Toolkit

Mississippi Educator Workforce Development Updates

2023-2024 School Year

2022-2023 School Year

2021-2022 School Year

Talent Acquisition Initiatives 

Grow Your Own (GYO) Programs and Resources


Brystal Ransom

Lead Educator Workforce Specialist