LaShana Middleton is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Mississippi Teaching Policy Fellow. LaShana teaches 2nd-8th grade intellectually-gifted learners at North Panola Schools, where she also serves as the gifted education coordinator. LaShana serves as the college tour advisor and is a teacher consultant for the University of Mississippi Writing Project. She has taught reading, English language arts, social studies, and gifted and has been recognized as Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Month, and Star Teacher. She earned her BS in Elementary Education, Gifted Certification from William Carey University, her MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi, and her EdS from Delta State University.