Lynne Schneider is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Mississippi Teaching Policy Fellow. Lynee is an English and journalism teacher at Murrah High School in Jackson, Mississippi where she advises the award-winning student online news publication, The Hoofbeat. Lynne serves as a mentor teacher and team leader for English III, serves on the site council, and sponsors Quill & Scroll and the National Honor Society. She is a member of the Mississippi Fellowship of Civil Rights and Labor History Teachers through Teaching for Change. Lynne has participated in seminars through The National Endowment for the Humanities focused on the civil rights movement and has hosted professional development to help teachers incorporate this history into their classes. Lynne is a board member of the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association (MSPA) and was a finalist for MSPA Adviser of the Year in 2018. A member of the Jackson Federation of Teachers (JFT), she is building representative, Vice President of Membership of JFT, and Executive Vice President of AFT-MS. She graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a BA in Journalism/Public Relations.
Sadie Sherrill is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Mississippi Teaching Policy Fellow. Sadie is a 7th grade English language arts teacher at Belle-Shivers Middle School in Aberdeen, Mississippi where she serves on the literacy team, the scholastic team, and as a curriculum aide for new language arts teachers. Sadie began teaching in Como, Mississippi with the Mississippi Teacher Corps, a program designed to assist with the teacher shortage in the impoverished Mississippi Delta. She has mentored first year teachers through this program. Sadie was the recipient of Belle-Shivers Middle School’s Improvement Award in 2017. Sadie received a BA in English Literature with a concentration in Southern Historical Studies and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi.
Dorothy Straughter is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Mississippi Teaching Policy Fellow. Dorothy is a 5th grade mathematics teacher at Van Winkle Elementary in Jackson, Mississippi where she serves on the leadership committee and teacher support team. Dorothy has taught kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 4th grade In Jackson. She served as a member of the 2018 MS English Learner (EL) Advisory Panel and has written mathematics curriculum. Dorothy received a BA in Political Science from Jackson State University. She earned MAs in Elementary Education and in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Mississippi College.
Julie Viguerie is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Mississippi Teaching Policy Fellow. Julie is a teacher academy instructor at the Lamar County Center for Technical Education in Purvis, Mississippi where she also serves as advisor for the Lamar County chapter of Educators Rising. Julie is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation, Mississippi Professional Educators, and the Association for Career and Technical Education. She has taught various high school science courses, served as a mentor, was a dyslexia program coordinator for post-secondary students, and worked with k-12 teachers as an instructional technologist. Julie was selected as District Teacher of the Year for Lamar County School District in 2017. In 2008 and again in 2017, Julie achieved National Board certification in AYA science. She received a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi and a MEd in curriculum and instruction from Nicholls State University.