Alabama Delegation Visits MDE to Learn About Mississippi’s Strategies to Improve Student Achievement

Alabama delegates visit MDE (left to right) Nathan Hoffman, Regional Advocacy Director, ExcelinEd; Dr. Daniel Boyd, (Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE); Ada Katherine van Wyne, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ALDECE); Sonya Yates, Reading Intervention Specialist and Dyslexia Advocate, Saraland City Schools; Vic Wilson, Executive Director of CLAS (Alabama’s professional learning group); Barbara Cooper, ALDECE; Thomas Rains, A+; Karen Porter, Director of the Alabama Reading Initiative, ALSDE; Nick Moore, Governor Ivey’s Education Policy Advisor; Jeannie Allen, Reading Specialist, ALDECE; Dr. Cynthia McCarty, Alabama State Board of Education

The Mississippi Department of Education hosted a delegation of Alabama’s education and legislative leaders on July 18 who wanted to learn about Mississippi’s education reform strategies and successes in improving literacy and overall student outcomes. The delegation included officials from Alabama’s state education department and state board of education; legislative leaders and the governor’s education policy advisor; literacy and dyslexia advocates; and leaders of Alabama’s educator and administrator professional organizations.