Camilla Potts is a 2023-2024 Teach Plus Mississippi Policy Fellow. She teaches 9th grade social studies at Thomas E. Edwards Sr. High School in Ruleville, Mississippi. She is a teacher mentor and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team leader who focuses on teaching children in the areas of self-awareness, accountability, and respect. She has also filled the roles of Social Studies PLC Facilitator and Teacher Leadership Team member. Camilla was named Sunflower County Consolidated School District Teacher of the Year, Thomas E. Edwards Sr. High School Teacher of the Year, and one of Indianola’s Chamber of Commerce Educators of the Year. Camilla is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aider, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and an avid volunteer in her community. Camilla earned her BS in public administration from Mississippi Valley State University, an MPH (specialization in community health) from Walden University and an MAT in secondary education from Delta State University.