JCJC faculty member elected to Mississippi Professional Educators Board of Directors

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2017-04-21 16:40:57

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College English instructor, Dr. David Lowery was recently elected to serve on the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE) Board of Directors.  The Laurel resident and Heidelberg native was elected to serve on the 2017-2018 officers and board of directors at the association’s 2017 Best Practices Symposium held April 8 at the Jackson Hilton. He will serve a three-year term on the board. Others elected as officers of the professional association were:
President:  Dr. Brad Johns, chair of the Math Department at McLaurin High School
President-elect:  Cheryl Howard, 2nd grade inclusion teacher at Quitman County Elementary 
Secretary-Treasurer:  Lori Brennan, Literacy Curriculum Coordinator for Ocean Springs School District                  
Past-President:  Dr. Lela Hale, Superintendent of Marshall County Schools.
Members elected for three-year terms to the association’s Board of Directors were: Rep-at-Large:  Dr. Jeremy Stinson, Assistant Superintendent for the Lafayette County School District
University:   Dr. LaShundia Carson, Director of Student Teaching & Field Experiences at Alcorn State University.
Community College:  Dr. David Lowery, English Instructor at Jones County Junior College
Retirees:  Kevin Garrett, retired Chief Financial Officer of the Lawrence County School District
“I am so excited about the opportunity to serve on the board of an organization that does so much for the teachers in the state of Mississippi.  It was an honor to be selected as the community college representative for MPE’s Board of Directors,” said Dr. Lowery.
Last month, Dr. Lowery was also chosen for the overall JCJC Faculty of the Year award.  The 1991 JCJC alumnus has been teaching for a total of 23 years with 16 years at JCJC.  He previously taught at Northeast Jones and Heidelberg High School. At Jones, Dr. Lowery is a co-advisor for both the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and the English honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta. He has also served on various committees at Jones including Canvas Training, Textbook, Curriculum Alignment, Scholarship, Admissions and OER committees. Lowery also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education at Mississippi State University and at William Carey University. Dr. Lowery has served his community by tutoring, judging senior project and FBLA speeches.  At Mount Vernon Congregational Methodist Church, he is a deacon and serves as a Pioneer Club teacher. 
Founded in 1979, the Mississippi Professional Educators is Mississippi’s largest and premier organization for professional educators, serving approximately 13,750 teachers, administrators and support personnel. MPE serves members in pre-K through graduate education in both public and private institutions with the purpose of promoting better education for the children of Mississippi.  For additional information regarding MPE, please visit www.mpe.org.


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