Two of Greenville Public School District teachers, Bakari Shead and Amanda Delperdang, were recently selected to be members of the 2019-2020 Mississippi Teacher Council (MTC). ??????????
A pool of numerous applications were submitted from across the state from other educators, and reviewed by a selection committee on the state level. GPSD is proud and pleased that not one, but two, of our very own were chosen to represent our district and region on the statewide council.
Moreover, the purpose of the MTC is to share and collect dialogue from educators across the state and look at ways to better meet the needs and demands in education. The council encourages educators to discuss critical topics that are vital to the overall success in the classroom and how the state department of education can provide assistance/support.
Members of the MTC will be able to directly meet with the State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright and her staff. The first MTC meeting is tentatively set for September.
Amanda Welch Delperdang has been in education for seven years. She is a first grade teacher at Irene Weddington Elementary School. She is very active in the community and has served on various boards and leadership roles. Amanda and her husband Jon, an educator as well, have a one-year-old toddler.
Additionally, Shead is a longtime educator of 15 years. He is a second grade teacher at Carrie Stern Elementary. He is president of the Greenville Association of Educators and serves on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Association of Educators.
GPSD Superintendent, Debra Dace, said the district applauds the efforts of these two educators and wish them the very best as they represent our community at the state level. #TeamGPSD #JoinIn #ItsANewDayAtGPSD