PRC middle school teacher earns MPE grant

Sharon Kelly, a 6th grade mathematics teacher at Pearl River Central Middle School, recently received a classroom grant in the amount of $1,000.00 from the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE).

A resident of Carriere, Kelly has been a member of MPE since 2013. She plans to use her grant funding for a project entitled “Making Math Shine.”


This project utilizes a variety of math manipulatives to reinforce math concepts and increase critical thinking skills in algebraic foundations and basic math applications.


Founded in 1979, MPE is a statewide professional association with approximately 13,500 teachers, administrators and non-certified staff from kindergarten to graduate school level. MDE's 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.

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