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JPS Educator Selected for Two MCATE Outstanding Administrator Awards

June 13, 2019

Kathleen Grigsby
Dr. Kathleen Grigsby

Jackson State University and Mississippi College have selected Dr. Kathleen Grigsby as their recipient of the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Outstanding Administrator Award 2018-2019. This high honor is bestowed upon one individual at each of the 15 colleges/universities in the state of Mississippi annually. As part of this recognition, she will receive her awards at MCATE's annual awards ceremony to be held Monday, July 8 during the Elevate Teachers Conference.

Dr. Grigsby has recently been promoted to serve as an Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools in JPS. She was previously the principal of Barack Obama Magnet School, which has maintained its ranking as the No. 1 school in the state for consecutive years. At Mississippi College, she was the first graduate of the school's doctoral program. She also holds a specialist degree from the college. She was also recognized as a distinguished alumna of her undergraduate alma mater, the University of Mississippi, and was inducted into the School of Education Hall of Fame. In 2017-2018, she was named the Jackson Public Schools Administrator of the Year and Administrator of the Year for the 2nd Congressional District of Mississippi.

The Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education provides leadership in Mississippi for the continuing transformation of professional preparation programs for educators. Its purpose is to ensure competent and caring educators for all of Mississippi's children and youth.

The Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Teaching and Learning sponsors the annual Elevate Conference. This year's conference will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson. The conference is free to all teachers.