Mississippi Teacher Network

Teach Plus Mississippi is excited to expand our collaborative efforts with teachers who want to be active in educational policy.

What is the Mississippi Teacher Network?

As a Mississippi Network teacher, you will receive training on policy and advocacy, have an opportunity to advocate on behalf of your students, learn about teacher leadership opportunities and awards, and collaborate with other education champions from your region and throughout the Magnolia State.

Through our Teacher Networks, Teach Plus engages with a community of educators to gather their input on key educational issues in their state and engage them in advocacy efforts to improve the teaching profession and outcomes for students. Network members gain access to Teach Plus training and learning sessions, inform policymakers, and engage in advocacy to increase equitable opportunities for students.

Qualifications

  • Be a current or retired teacher in Mississippi
  • Be willing to participate in at least one Teach Plus activity including: taking a poll/survey, giving written/verbal testimony, attending a T+ event and/or writing an op ed
  • Be willing to participate in monthly check-ins/trainings
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What do we do?

Teach Plus trains teachers in understanding education policy as a lever for student success, community organizing, writing op-eds and speaking to the media, providing public testimony, and more. Teach Plus works to create and connect teachers to opportunities to lead in real ways at the policy level.

How does it work?

Teach Plus recruits and selects Mississippi Network teachers from across the state to participate in the partnership experience. You will become part of a larger movement of teacher leadership and help share your expertise with policymakers and mobilize your peers around top issues impacting the teaching profession in Mississippi. Mississippi Network teachers will have a light scale experience of the Policy Fellowship and will have an opportunity to apply for future Policy Fellowships. 

Opportunities as a Network Teacher

  • Attend high quality in-person/virtual trainings on understanding educational policy, teacher leadership, etc.
  • Talk with education decision makers, including state legislators
  • Stay up to date on Teach Plus Mississippi’s research, recommendations, and advocacy work
  • Learn about teacher leadership opportunities and awards 
  • Attend Teach Plus events
  • Learn about and stay updated on educational bills during the Legislative Session

Teach Plus Mississippi Policy Fellows have:

  • Partnered with other organizations to successfully advocate for a teacher pay raise and for strengthening Mississippi’s teacher pipeline. 
  • Met with district and state policymakers to advocate for policies that benefit their students.
  • Advocated for trauma-informed teacher training, and crafted recommendations for implementing ACT WorkKeys and investing federal stimulus funds.
  • Been published or featured in media such as Clarion Ledger, The Greenwood Commonwealth, and Mississippi Today.

Join the Network

Collaborate with other champion educators from your region and throughout the state.

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