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19 JPS Teachers Awarded Scholarships To Pursue National Board Certification

October 9, 2019

Renna Moore and a student
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:

  • Carl Boschert
  • Michell Brown
  • Kierra Garner
  • Precious Haynes
  • Londra Hunter
  • Dawn Husbands
  • LaTisha Jackson
  • Kanitra King
  • Kimberly Lovato
  • Louise McCoy
  • Shanita McDonald
  • Renna Moore
  • Elizabeth Nichols
  • Marilyn Sawyer
  • Keilandra Scruggs
  • Gabriel Stapleton
  • Tranita Taylor
  • Allison Warnsley
  • Shimacha Williams

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.

More Coverage:

19 JPS Teachers Awarded Scholarships to Pursue National Board Certification, WLBT, October 14, 2019