Pathways to Teaching

  • Are you a prospective or veteran teacher interested in obtaining and maintaining a Mississippi Educator Teaching Certificate? We can help!


    The JPS Office of Recruitment assists both prospective teachers and veteran teachers of JPS in matters related to obtaining and maintaining a Mississippi Educator’s Teaching Certificate.

    We offer 1-on-1 certification review sessions, multiple certification resources, and have established multiple programs through partnerships with the Mississippi Department of Education as well as many colleges and universities across the state of Mississippi.

    Schedule your certification review session with a member of JPS Recruitment today to discover which pathway option works for you!

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  • The Board of Trustees believes in the dignity of all individuals and worth of their labors. The Board of Trustees is an equal opportunity employer. See JPS Policy (GAAF) for the full statement regarding equal opportunity employment


  • Physical Address:
    624 South. President Street
    Jackson, MS  39201

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 2338
    Jackson, MS 39225

  • Have questions? We’re here to help!

    Telephone: (601) 960-8745

    Saundra Lyons
    Executive Director, Human Resources

    Stepfanie Nelson
    Director, Human Resources

    Dr. Tommy Nalls, Jr.
    Director, Recruitment

    Janet Wallace
    Manager of Teacher Support and Retention

    Cassandra Bonds
    PERS / Employment Verification Specialist


Last Modified on December 21, 2023