Juanita Gambrell Floyd is currently employed by CREATE Foundation as Vice-President of Finance and Administration. Her responsibilities include managing all financial aspects of the operation of the Foundation and the oversight of over $115 million in assets. She has been employed with the Foundation for 34 years. On her 20th Anniversary with CREATE, the Foundation established the Bernice Gambrell Endowment Fund in the amount of $10,000 in honor of her mother and her 20 ye
TRIBE - Together we Remediate, Intervene/Integrate, Build and Enrich young readers We will tell you our story of how we achieved a dramatic increase in our test scores through the repurposing our time and resources, the differentiation of instruction based on skill levels and testing data, and the thematic arts integrated units based on high quality, award winning literature. We helped our students not only increase test scores, but also instilled a love of learning. Pontoto
Rural education looks different across the country. From the rural feeder patterns in Appalachian Mountains, the isolated farming communities of the Midwest, to the one room school houses of Montana, NREA is the voice of rural education across the country. Learn more about the scope of NREA work and what some state affiliates are doing to support rural education for their students. Dr. Jared Bigham currently serves as the Senior Advisor on Workforce & Rural Initiatives for th
CONFERENCE AGENDA Dr. Ben Burnett, dean of the William Carey School of Education, and PREPS Associate Director Dr. Patti Permenter plan break-out sessions for the Mississippi Education Partnership Conference, coming up Feb. 25-26 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. The Mississippi Education Partnership Conference is coming up Feb. 25-26 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. The annual event celebrates achievements and collaborations in schools – and
Anthony has dedicated himself to creating atmospheres where adults and children feel happy, healthy, and successful. This work can be challenging at times but rewarding when schools, districts, and businesses create cultures where learning is the focal point. Anthony has worked in just about every school setting from the rural poverty of eastern Washington to the affluence of the Metro Boston area. Regardless of the size or socio-economic status of districts he has led or con
Kim Marshall, a former Boston Public Schools teacher, principal, and central office curriculum director, now coaches principals, gives workshops and courses on school leadership, and consults with school districts, often on rethinking teacher supervision and evaluation. He publishes the weekly Marshall Memo, summarizing best practices from 64 publications, and is the author of Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation (Jossey-Bass, 2009, second edition 2013).