Marie Davis, a 6th-8th grade library media specialist recently received a classroom grant from the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE). A resident of Poplarville, Marie has been a member of MPE since 2010. She plans to use her grant funding for a project entitled “Critical Thinking with Makerspace.” This project utilizes Makerspace to increase reading comprehension, build vocabulary and create awareness of 21st century career options.
Founded in 1979, MPE is a statewide professional association with approximately 14,000 teachers, administrators and non-certified staff from kindergarten to graduate school level. Our top priority is the education and achievement of students. MPE awards up to $40,000 in classroom grants to MPE members who wish to enhance instructional offerings or educational experiences for their students. For more information on MPE’s classroom grant program and other benefits, please visit www.mpe.org.