New Members Join Mississippi Teacher Council for 2017-18 School Year

Members of the Mississippi Teacher Council for 2017-18 meet with State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright, Ed.D., in Jackson in September.

The Mississippi Teacher Council has grown to 159 educators for the 2017-18 school year, with members representing K-12 classrooms across the state.

The purpose of the MTC is to provide feedback to the State Superintendent of Education on the initiatives of the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi State Board of Education, to empower teachers to discuss topics critical to their success in the classroom, and to identify new opportunities for the MDE to support teachers in their work. Teacher Council members meet with State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright, Ed.D., in regional meetings set in north, central and south Mississippi throughout the school year.

Teachers often implement effective strategies in their classrooms that can be shared statewide and provide valuable insights that could improve MDE initiatives. The MTC provides a venue for teachers to become advocates for their students and their profession through input into the decision-making process.

2017-18 Mississippi Teacher Council Members:

Name School School District
Amanda Rogers Aberdeen  Elementary School Aberdeen School Distrist
Andrea Vasser Aberdeen  High School Aberdeen School Distrist
Masha Laney Amory High School Amory School District
Kelly B. Heitzmann North Bay Elementary Bay St. Louis-Waveland 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 G. Williams Biloxi Junior High School Biloxi School District
Leslie Michelle White Biloxi Upper Elementary Biloxi School District
Cagney Weaver Biloxi Upper Elementary Biloxi School District
Bridgette Gilmore Brookhaven Elementary School Brookhaven School District
Myra Hall George H. Oliver Visual & Perfoming Arts Clarksdale Municipal School District
Lynn T. Speegle Cleveland Central High School Cleveland School District
LeDonnis Patrice Norwood H.M. Nailor Elementary School Cleveland School District
Ladreana F. Goins Northside Elementary School Clinton Public School District
Jennifer Gaston Coffeeville Elementary School Coffeeville School District
Ruth Rondon Coffeeville Elementary School Coffeeville School District
Jessica James Columbus High School Columbus Municipal School District
Veronica L. Wylie Crystal Springs Middle School Copiah County 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
Candace Abrams Olive Branch Elementary Desoto Co. Schools
Chevonne Dixon Walls Elementary School Desoto County School District
Judith Worley Terry Center Hill High School Desoto County School District
Shuntay Chester Southaven Middle School Desoto County School District
Ida Rohrbacher Lake Cormorant Middle School Desoto County School District
Angela D. Kienle Forest High School Forest Municipal School Distrist
Mary Helen Lett Forrest County Agricultural High School Forrest County AHS
Denise L. Pitchford Greenwood Middle School Greenwood Public School District
Tricia C. Stoll 28th Street Elem. Gaston Point Elem, West Elem. Gulfport School District
Rebecca Whittet Gulfport High School Gulfport School District
Sheila Brachear Gaston Point & Central Elementary Gulfport School District
Miral Patel Gaston Point & Central Elementary Gulfport School District
Amanda Lovelace Pidgeon Hancock High School Hancock Co. School District
Ashley Rouse West Hancock Elementary School Hancock County 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
Jennifer Anderson Bel-Aire Elementary Harrrison County School District
Sharon C. Taylor Bel-Aire Elementary Harrrison County School District
Renata Naylor Rowan Elementary School Hattiesburg Public School District
Shauneille J. Mason Holly Springs Intermediate Holly Springs School District
Ravi Dutt Holmes County Central High School Holmes County School District
Rebecca Asha Victor Holmes County Central High School Holmes County School District
Greg Smith Mantachie High School Itawamba County Schools
Victoria L. Killingsworth East Central Lower Elementary School Jackson Co. School District
Gina M. Stork Vancleave Lower Elementary Jackson Co. School District
Angela C. Nelson East Central Lower Elementary School Jackson Co. School District
Christin Burlison Vancleve Lower Elementary School Jackson County School District
Penny D. Dearman East Central Middle School Jackson County School District
Heather M. Darby Vancleave Lower Elementary Jackson County School District
Keesha Clayton Harris Timberlawn Elementary Jackson Public School District
Beverly W. Frederick Forest Hill Jackson Public School District
Jason Eifling Bailey APAC Middle School Jackson Public School District
Janet Wallace Davis Magnet IB School Jackson Public School District
Cassaundra Watkins Isable Elementary School Jackson Public School District
Allison Sabbatini South Jones Elementary Jones Co. Scool District
Lisa Crosby Kosciusko Junior High School Kosciusko School District
Patricia Frazure Kosciusko High School Kosciusko 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
Tina Smithey Cooper Sumrall Middle School Lamar County School District
Sheri Thornton Northeast Middle School Lauderdale County School District
Shelia S. Garrett Shannon Middle School Lee County School District
Latoya Richardson Leland Middle School Leland Public  School District
Katherine Wiseman Leland School Park Leland Public  School District
Stacey Smith Loyd Star Attendance Center Lincoln Co. School District
Caroline Bartlett Long Beach High School Long Beach School District
Allison Catchot Louisville Elementary School Louisville Municipal School District
Marsha Roeland Nanih Waiya Attendance Center Louisville School District
Miranda P. Kincaid Louisville High School Louisville School District
Nicole D. Dozier Golden Triangle Early College High School-GTECHS Lowndes County School District
William  Brett Mayfield Madison Central High School Madison Co. School District
Christine Marquez Davidson Ridgeland High School Madison County School District
Allison B. Ruhl Madison Station Elementary Madison County School District
Tanya Robertson Madison Station Elementary Madison County School District
Jennifer Sills Madison Middle School Madison County School District
Shelly Fuqua Mannsdale Upper Elementary School Madison County School District
Leonia Bozeman West Marion Primary Marion County School District
Sarah Brown Higgins Middle School McComb School District
Annette M. Williams McComb High School McComb School District
Shawna Robinson Monroe County Advanced Learning Center Monroe County School District
Jennifer Hamilton Moss Point Kreole Primary Moss Point School District
Lillie Bryant Natchez High School Natchez-Adams School District
Kasey Edwards Neshoba Central Elementary School Neshoba School District
Heather Gifford Ferrell New Albany High School New Albany School District
Tamra Mills Newton County Elementary Newton Co. School District
Vera Taylor Virgil Jones Jr. Elementary (Wilson Elem) Noxubee County School District
Ashley Bowen Ocean Springs High School Ocean Springs School District
Donna Crosby Floyd Ocean Springs Upper Elementary Ocean Springs School District
Ernest P. LeBatard Ocean Springs Career & Technical Center Ocean Springs School District
Catherine Melchi Ocean Springs Middle School Ocean Springs School District
Allison Meleones Ocean Springs High School Ocean Springs School District
Jacie Meyers Ocean Springs Middle School Ocean Springs School District
Patches Calhoun Della Davidson Elementary Oxford City 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
LaJeremy Hughes Della Davidson Elementary School Oxford School District
Angela Sievers Martin Bluff Elementary Pascagoula -Gautier School District
Amy Manning Trent Lott Academy Pascagoula School District
Elizabeth Virginia 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
Scott Owen Job Trent Lott Academy Pascagoula-Gautier School District
Michelle D. McMillan Jackson Elementary Pascagoula-Gautier School District
Rachel Mowdy-Lawrence Eastlawn Elementary School Pascagoula-Gautier School District
Matthew J. Oliver Pascagoula High School Pascagoula-Gautier School District
Lauren Carpenter Pascagoula High School 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
Kelly Walker Petal Elementary Petal School District
Deidra Gammill Petal High School Petal School District
Luke Daniels Petal Upper Elementary School Petal School District
Kathryn Daniels Petal High School Petal School District
Lori Johnson Petal Upper Elementary School Petal School School District
Melissa Burge Picayune Jr. High School Picayune School District
Erin W. Stockstill Nicholson Elementary Picayune School District
Christy Murray Pontotoc Junior High Pontotoc City School District
LaDonna Griggs North Pontotoc Pontotoc Co. School District
TammyS. Krutzfeldt Poplarville Upper Elementary Poplarville School District
Latasha Marie Shaw Quitman High School Quitman School District
Evelyn H. Clay Northshore Elementary Rankin Co. School District
Brad Johns McLaurin Attendance Center Rankin Co. School District
Crystal M. Effler Florence High School Rankin County School District
Brandi K. Twillie Northwest Rankin High School Rankin County School District
Julie Ingram Florence Middle School Rankin County School District
Heather Bryan Northwest Rankin High School Rankin County School District
Patience Crockett Northwest Rankin Middle School Rankin County School District
Elizabeth Knight Richland High School Rankin County School District
Laura B. Gray Richton High School Richton School District
Aaron Williams Mendenhall High School Simpson County School Distirct
Cassie Hudson Batesville Intermediate South Panola  School District
Amanda Lee Batesville Intermediate South Panola School District
Brittany Womack Joyner Elementary Tupelo Public School District
Kayla Applewhite Lawhon Elementary School Tupelo Public School District
Stephanie Allen Tupelo High School Tupelo Public School District
Twyla Crayton Tupelo High School Tupelo School District
Kimberly G. Brumley Milam Elementary School Tupelo School District
Cynthia E. 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
Laura Lee Stockstill Myrtle Attendance Center Union County School District
Sim Ramirez Water Valley High School Water Valley School District
Jada D. Doherty Beat Four School Wayne County School District
Tammye Harvey Wayne Central School Wayne County School District
Michelle Green Stringer Attendance Center West Jasper School District
Bruce Mize West Point High School West Point Consolidated School District
Constance Marie Williams O’Bannon Elementary School Western Line School District