Three teachers in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District will serve on the Mississippi Teacher Advisory Council for the 2022-2023 school year.
April Dill, Starkville High School; Vijay Parcharne, Starkville High School; and Cristyn Wilson, Armstrong Junior High School are three of 52 highly regarded education professionals from across the state selected for the MTAC.
The purpose of the Mississippi Advisory Teacher Council is to hear directly from teachers on a regular basis, regarding issues they face.
The MTAC aims to empower teachers to discuss topics critical to their success in the classroom and to share suggestions on how MDE can assist. In addition, members will provide feedback on a variety of MDE initiatives.
“It is so important to hear first-hand accounts from Mississippi teachers about how MDE’s work on the state level affects their work on the local level,” said Dr. Kim Benton, interim state superintendent of education. “I look forward to meeting all MTAC members during sessions in the coming months as we collaborate to achieve successful student outcomes.”
The MTAC, formed in 2016, now includes 309 educators representing schools and school districts across the state in various content areas, including general education, arts, special education and career and technical education.
To see a list of the new MTAC members go to mdek12.org/SSE/Council.