The Mississippi Department of Education announced Tuesday an experienced and highly regarded group of professionals from across the state to serve on the first Mississippi Teacher Council (MTC).

The purpose of the MTC is to provide feedback to Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, on the initiatives of the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), the Mississippi State Board of E...ducation (SBE) and the Mississippi State Legislature. The MTC aims to empower teachers to discuss topics critical to their success in the classroom and how MDE can assist.

“We want to learn from our teachers in the classroom who often implement effective strategies that can be shared and replicated statewide. They provide valuable insights that could improve MDE initiatives. Additionally, the MTC will provide a venue for teachers to become advocates for their students and their profession through input into the decision-making process,” said Wright.

More than 150 teachers from around the state submitted applications to serve on the MTC.

The Simpson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, or age in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs or activities.  It is the intent of the Simpson County School District to comply with both the letter and the spirit of the law in making certain that discrimination does not exist in its policies, regulations, and operations.  Grievance procedures have been established for anyone who feels discrimination has been shown by the Simpson County School District.  Inquiries regarding grievance procedures or the application of policies of nondiscrimination can be obtained by contacting the principal of the school site.  Inquiries may also be directed to the Superintendent of Education at the Simpson County School District Administrative Offices at 111 Education Lane, Mendenhall, MS 39114, or by calling 601-847-1562.

 The Simpson County School District offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12:  Agriculture & Natural Resources, Automotive Technology, Business Management & Administration, Career Pathways Experience & Co-Op, Construction & Carpentry, Energy & Power, Health Informatics, Health Sciences, Law & Public Safety, Metal Fabrication, and Polymer Science.