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National Board Certification

The State of Mississippi provides support to public school teachers with at least three years of teaching experience seeking advanced certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This support includes:

  • Reimbursement of the $2,300 fee on completion of the process (whether or not certification is achieved);
  • Provision of a salary supplement of $6,000 per year for the life of the National Board Certificate (10 years); and
  • Renewal of the Mississippi Teaching License for one five-year period.

The Mississippi sites which provide support for teachers seeking this advanced certification are:

Gail Gettis
Alcorn State University
Walter Washington Administration Building/Suite 423
Lorman, MS
Telephone: 601.877.2417
Ginger Worthington
Delta State University
PO Box 3333
Cleveland, MS 38733
Telephone: 662.846.4384
Vanetta Kennerson
Jackson State University
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Telephone: 601.432.6270
Tina Scholtes
Mississippi State University
P O Box 5365
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Telephone: 662.325.3721
Tammy Kirkland
University of Mississippi
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Telephone: 662.507.9869
Robin Atwood
University of Southern Mississippi
Box 5107
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5107
Telephone: 601.266.5243

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Menia Dykes
Director of Accreditation
Telephone: 601.432.6372

Susan P. Lee
Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6522

Janette McCrory
Director of Nursing Education
Telephone: 601.432.6486

Venetria Moore
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Telephone: 601.432.6501

Ronjanett Taylor
ARM State Program Director
Telephone: 601.432.6380