Student of the Month
Ole Miss School of Education
While many students spend summer vacation at home or some sunny beach, SOE junior Kaypounyers Maye, aka “Kay P,” is helping incoming freshmen and transfer students get their first taste of life at Ole Miss as a UM orientation leader.
Maye is an English education major and a fellow in the prestigious Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP), one of the nation’s most valuable scholarships for future teachers. The Chicago native moved to Gulfport as a child when his family joined the relief efforts on the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. We recently sat down with Kay P to discuss his time at UM. [Read More…]
Matthew Briscoe is a senior special education major at the UM School of Education. This April, the Oxford native was selected to receive the Mississippi Professional Educator Award for his work in and out of the classroom. The award is given annually to one student at each Mississippi university by the Mississippi Professional Educators organization. We recently sat down with Briscoe to discuss his work here at the SOE and in the community. [Read More…]
Veteran Claiborne County School District teacher Trena Warren is a current member of the Principal Corps and the SOE’s March Education Student of the Month. The Principal Corps prepares outstanding classroom teachers to be successful leaders in public school districts across Mississippi. The program has a near-perfect success rate in helping educators obtain educational leadership positions in Mississippi. The program awards graduates either a master’s or specialist degree in educational leadership. We recently sat down with Warren to discuss her time with the Principal Corps. [Read More…]
Daniel Hart is a first-year recruit in the Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) and the School of Education’s February Student of the Month. The MTC takes exceptional college graduates and trains them to teach and succeed in critical-needs schools throughout Mississippi. Teacher Corps recruits receive a job placement and a full tuition waiver to earn a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from UM. We recently sat down with Hart to discuss his experience in the MTC. [Read More…]
Rebeccah Winslow is a graduate student at the UM School of Education studying secondary social studies education. Winslow is originally from San Diego and previously attended Grand Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in education. Today, Winslow has shifted her primary focus to education. She hopes to go on to teach high school social studies upon graduating from Ole Miss. [Read More…]