Pathways to Teaching

  • Reciprocity

    The Mississippi Department of Education shall grant a standard five-year license to any individual who possesses a valid standard license from another state within a period of twenty-one (21) days from the date of a completed application.

     Requirements include:

    • A valid standard out-of-state license (Upload PDF copy of valid standard out-of-state license via Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS) account or submit photocopy of original valid standard out-of-state educator license via postal mail)


    • An official Sealed copy of all college/university level academic transcripts

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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