Allen Baugh, Jr. currently serves as an English II teacher and the English Department Chair at Forest Hill High School in Jackson, Mississippi. Allen is a 2018 Teach for America Corp Member and a recent inductee into the TFA Alumni Corp. He earned his BS in Communication and Psychology from Allegheny College and currently is a candidate for a Master’s of Science in Educational Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Syreata Brassell is a 5th grade teacher and grade level chair at Quitman County Middle School in Marks, Mississippi. Her focus is for her students to use real-life situations and apply it to the things that are taught in her science class. Syreata earned her BA and MEd in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University.
Jennie Butler is a 5th Grade ELA teacher leader at Oakhurst Intermediate Academy in Clarksdale, Mississippi. At her previous school, she served as a lead teacher, MSI grant coordinator, and leadership team member. This is also her sixth year serving on the District’s Teacher Advisory committee. She was named 2019-2020 and 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year at Heidelberg Elementary, as well as Clarksdale Municipal School District’s 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. She received her Specialist Degree in Administration and Leadership at Delta State University and passed the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.
Rosemary Collins is a Literacy Fellow at Delta Health Alliance (Lockard Elementary School) in Indianola, Mississippi. As a literacy fellow she provides at-risk 3rd graders in the Mississippi Delta area with targeted and essential reading interventions. In 2014, the Bolivar Commercial recognized Rosemary as Teacher of the Month for her outstanding service and work. She was also nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2016, and recognized as the Life Changer of the Year in 2017. Rosemary is a graduate of Delta State University, earning both a Bachelors and MEd in Elementary Education.
Tiffany Davis is a kindergarten teacher at Webb Kindergarten Preparatory School in Greenville, Mississippi. An educator for over 2 decades, she served her hometown district as a classroom teacher, lead teacher, mentor, and administrator. She served on numerous school and district level advisory panels, most recently serving on the Superintendent’s Advisory. She was named Teacher of the Year at Akin Elementary in 2003 and again at her current school in 2019. After achieving National Board Certification in the area of Early Childhood Generalist (2005), she served as an adjunct instructor in elementary education for Mississippi Valley State University (2003-2012). Tiffany recently completed the NEA Teacher Leadership Institute (2018-2019) Teacher Fellowship. She earned her BS degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi Valley State (1996), an MEd in Elementary Education, an MEd in Educational Leadership, as well as an EdS in Elementary Education from Delta State University.
Jariel Davis is a founding member and 2nd grade Lead Teacher at Ambition Preparatory Charter School in Jackson, Mississippi. She also serves as Master Teacher for the school’s Teacher Leadership Program which is a leadership pipeline whose goal is to improve instructional delivery, thus making a positive impact on student academic performance. Jariel earned a BS in Elementary Education with endorsements in Math and Reading from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Malissa Flowers currently teaches 3- and 4-year-old children with special needs at Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She taught Mathematics at Presbyterian Christian Middle/High School (2005-06); served as an inclusion teacher/MET Chair at Sumrall Middle/High School (2006-2015); and taught Geometry and Algebra 3 at Brandon High School (2015-2017). Malissa was named Beechwood’s Teacher of the Year (2019-20); Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year (2019-20); appointed to the MS Teacher Council (2019- present); and serves as the Secretary-elect for the MS Early Childhood Association (2020-2022). She earned her BS in Mathematics and an MEd in Education from William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS.
Joe Greenberg teaches Coding, 3D Printing, and STEM and previously taught fifth grade ELA and history. He centers his classroom around student-led learning, providing a space that fosters individualism and amplifies student voices. Joe was twice-named Teacher of The Month in the West Tallahatchie School District and served as head coach of the Varsity Baseball Team for three years. He earned his BA in Africana Studies and Politics at Oberlin College, with High Honors in the former for his thesis on Systemic Racism.
Kendall Hardy is an English II teacher, English department chair, and National Honor Society sponsor at Holly Springs High School in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Kendall was named the Holly Springs High School Rookie of the Year (2018-2019) after her first year teaching and went on to be awarded the Andrew P. Mullins Award (2019-2020) upon her completion of the Mississippi Teacher Corps program. She earned her BA in Political Science from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and her MAT from The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.
Rachel Johnson is a 3rd grade teacher and community leader at Buckatunna School in Buckatunna, Mississippi. She was recently nominated as Buckatunna School’s PTO Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year and is a member of the Buckatunna School Leadership Team. Rachel previously taught first grade and second grade at Buckatunna School. She was the recipient of the McDonald’s Golden Apple Teacher Award for the 2017-2018 school year and was recently awarded an educational technology grant through the Dart Foundation for her school. She earned a BS degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, a MEd in Elementary Education and an EdS degree in Educational Leadership from William Carey University, Hattiesburg.