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President Erica Jones stands outside with smiling students with a Free Little Library.

The Educator: Spring 2024

Welcome to the Mississippi Association of Educators Spring Newsletter! In this edition, dive into a heartfelt letter from our President, catch up on the latest updates from each UniServ unit, and discover opportunities for professional growth through an upcoming seminar on education and law. Plus, don't miss our spotlight on featured members who are making a difference in education every day. Stay informed, inspired, and connected with MAE this spring!
President Erica Jones stands outside with smiling students with a Free Little Library.

Result List

Image is of President Jones at Utica EMS
MAE in Action

Empowering Young Readers and Spreading the Joy of Literacy

by: Mississippi Association of Educators April 1, 2024
Students deserve to read books that help to understand our differences and lived experiences. Check out Read Across America’s 2023-2024 calendar for diverse stories to read at any grade level.
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MAE in Action

Empowering Educators: MAE's Early Career Educator Cohort Is On The Move

by: Jasmine Cleark-Gibson March 26, 2024
Our program is a comprehensive initiative designed specifically for MAE early career educators. In a career field where challenges and opportunities abound, we recognize the vital importance of providing robust support to those at the beginning of their journey in education.

Special Sections

  • New members talk with MAE President Erica Jones.
  • Image of Spring RA
  • Image is of Teri Rounsaville
  • Image of Janell Thomas Paraprofessional
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  • Member Rights Advocate, Kenneth Grigsby, leading MAE's "Educator and The Law" Seminar in Natchez.
  • Image of member advocacy event
  • Image is of Linda Little and new member Melanie Johnson, 8th grade Math teacher. Ms Johnson was celebrating last day of Black History   ShapeMonth.
  • Image is of two women and a child
  • Image is of MAE Members

Quote byErica Jones , MAE President

Together, let us finish this school year strong, leaving no stone unturned and no student unfettered in their learning journey.
—Erica Jones , MAE President
Headshot of MAE President Erica Jones

Advocating strong public schools for every student and every public school employee

Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) represents thousands of Mississippians—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.