Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves delivered the keynote address when JSU hosted a summit for Mississippi National Board Certified Teachers last August. The event included policymakers, National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT), school administrators and other leaders from the education community.
Professional sessions included topics on classroom innovation, building professional continuum in Mississippi, teacher attrition, leadership and engaging parents and students in the educational process. Other guests for the early sessions included Rep. John Moore, chair of the House Education Committee; Dr. Cerissa Neal, executive director of the Office of Educator Quality and Dr. Laurie Smith, education policy adviser to Gov. Phil Bryant.
Peggy Brookins of NBCT and the interim president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards was the afternoon keynote speaker. Other participants included Dr. Cedric Gray, NBPTS board member and superintendent of Jackson Public Schools and Renee Moore of NBCT and a board member of NBPTS. The summit was sponsored by JSU’s College of Education and Human Development; School of Lifelong Learning and Summit for National Board Certified Teachers.