19 JPS Teachers Awarded Scholarships To Pursue National Board Certification
October 9, 2019
Renna Moore, an art teacher at the Power Academic and Performing Arts Center is one of 19 JPS teachers awarded a scholarship to complete National Board certification.
Mississippi Professional Educators and the Mississippi Department of Education have partnered, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to support 250 Mississippi practitioners in pursuing National Board Certification. This project focuses on National Board candidates in the following four districts: Jackson Public Schools, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, and Sunflower County.
Nineteen practitioners from Jackson Public Schools received scholarships and support in Year 1 of this project. They are:
Each awardee will receive a $475 scholarship toward their initial component of certification, reimbursement of the $75 registration fee to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and up to $100 for mentoring support at a World Class Teaching Program. This scholarship will provide seed money for recipients to begin their National Board journey. Scholarship recipients will use the state's reimbursement of their initial component to pay for subsequent components.