Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program

The University of Mississippi

Fellows

First METP Cohort

The METP class of 2017 is comprised of 10 current English teachers, 4 current Math teachers, has an average ACT score of 28.5 and an average GPA of 4.0.
The METP class of 2017 is comprised of 10 current English teachers, 4 current math teachers, and has an average ACT score of 28.5 and an average GPA of 4.0.

Class of 2017

Name Hometown Major
Brenna Ferrell Ocean Springs, MS English Education
Lydia Hall Madison, MS English Education
Bella Hutson Liberty, MS Math Education
Anna Claire Kelly Madison, MS English Education
Shelby Knighten Gautier, MS English Education
Ben Logan Tupelo, MS Public Policy and Math Education
Kaypounyers Maye Gulfport, MS English Education
Katianne Middleton Selma, AL Math Education
Abby Null Corinth, MS English Education
Emily Reynolds Brandon, MS English Education
Rachel Sanchez Southaven, MS English Education
Jenna Smiley Meridian, MS English Education
Jake Wheeler St. Johns, FL Math and Math Education
Kaye Leigh Whitfield Birmingham, AL English Education

Second METP Cohort

The METP class of 2018 is comprised of 7 future English teachers, 7 future math teachers, has an average ACT score of 29.1 and an average GPA of 3.67.
The METP class of 2018 is comprised of 7 future English teachers, 7 future math teachers, and has an average ACT score of 29.1 and an average GPA of 3.67.

Class of 2018

Name Hometown Major
Mary Kathryn Barry Charlotte, NC English Education
Ryley Blomberg Belleville, IL Math Education
Meaghan Combs Englewood, OH Math Education
Margie Cox Tallulah, LA English Education
Rachel Ford Siloam Springs, AR English Education
Drew Hall Pearland, TX English Education
Taylor Huey Long Beach, MS Math Education
Shelby Joyner Horn Lake, MS Math Education
Dillon Moore Gautier, MS Math Education
Lindsay Raybourn Long Beach, MS Math Education
Laurel Reeves Birmingham, AL Math Education
Abygail Thorpe Gulfport, MS English Education
Anna Traylor Brandon, MS English Education
Gabby Vogt Metairie, LA English Education

Third METP Cohort

The METP class of 2019 is comprised of 8 future English teachers, 4 future math teachers, 1 future elementary teacher, 1 future Special Education teacher, and has an average ACT score of 29 and an average GPA of 3.86.
The METP class of 2019 is comprised of 9 future English teachers, 4 future math teachers, 1 future elementary teacher, 1 future Special Education teacher, and has an average ACT score of 29 and an average GPA of 3.86.

Class of 2019

Name Hometown Major
Jenna Antolik Glencoe, MO Math Education
Julia Banys Glencoe, MO Elementary Education
Meg Besaw Madison, AL English Education
Austin Bradley-Tillett Burleson, TX English Education
Bre Comley Belleville, IL English and Elementary Education
David Hamidy Alpharetta, GA English Education
Luke Lee Madison, MS English Education
Sarah Moncrief Olive Branch, MS Math Education
Abby Ozment Iuka, MS Math Education
Harper Panter Saucier, MS English Education
Savannah Reeb Lawrence, KS English Education
Shevanti Retnam Oxford, MS Special Education
Allie Roberson Canton, MS Math Education
Katie Simpson Madison, MS English Education

Fourth METP Cohort

The METP class of 2020 is comprised of 12 future English teachers, 10 future math teachers, 8 future elementary teachers, and has an average ACT score of 29.715 and an average GPA of 3.87.
The METP class of 2020 is comprised of 11 future English teachers, 9 future math teachers, 7 future elementary teachers, and has an average ACT score of 29.715 and an average GPA of 3.87.

Class of 2020

Name Hometown Major
Claire Alexander Moorpark, CA English Education
Jessica Flach St. Louis, MO Math Education
Jordan Freeman Bishop, GA Elementary Education
Claire Gershon Oxford, MS Elementary Education
Caroline Glaze Hattiesburg, MS Public Policy and Math Education
Zach Goodrow Southaven, MS English Education
Arielle Hudson Dundee, MS English Education
Kendall Kern Lewisburg, MS English Education
Kayleigh Keyes Monroe, LA Math Education
Mary Katelyn “M.K.” King Brandon, MS Elementary Education
Melissa McCann Munster, IN Math Education
Ashley McDaniel Corinth, MS English Education
Elizabeth McDowell Ocean Springs, MS Math Education
Jessa McEntire Newton, AL Math Education
Holly McGinnis Hernando, MS Elementary Education
Morgan Moak Clinton, MS Elementary Education
Mandy Moore Roanoke, TX Elementary Education
Greg Parker Lucedale, MS English Education
Shelby Phillips Corinth, MS English Education
Emily Rose Southaven, MS English Education
Kalissa Rydeen Frisco, TX Math Education
Ashlighn Shoemaker Horn Lake, MS English Education
Kameron Shook Ridgeland, MS Elementary Education
Chris Shute Brandon, MS Math Education
Jamie Sproles Brookhaven, MS Public Policy and English Education
Sara Valentine Oxford, MS Math Education
Christianna Van Hooreweghe Spring, TX English Education

Fifth METP Cohort

The METP class of 2021 is comprised of 12 future English teachers, 6 future math teachers, 5 future elementary teachers, 3 future special education teachers, 3 science teachers and has an average ACT score of 29.7 and an average GPA of 3.87.
The METP class of 2021 is comprised of 12 future English teachers, 6 future math teachers, 5 future elementary teachers, 3 future special education teachers, 3 science teachers and has an average ACT score of 29.7 and an average GPA of 3.87.

Class of 2021

Name Hometown Major
Eleanor Atkinson Memphis, TN English Education
Ally Blomberg Belleville, IL Science Education
Kaylynn Buskirk Brandon, MS Special Education
Brady Cairns Lake in the Hills, IL Elementary Education
Zady Carden Chickamauga, GA English Education
Christian Clark Colliervielle, TN Science Education
Sa’mya Clayton Oxford, MS Elementary Education
Lauren Colliau Austin, TX Elementary Education
Dylan Dowty Booneville, MS Math Education
Hannah Farnlacher Birmingham, AL Elementary Education
Olivia Flowers Scottsboro, AL Special Education
Hunter Hardy Madison, MS English Education
Hali-Ana Harvey Waynesboro, MS English Education
Alyssa Hetterich Hamilton, OH English Education
Gini James Lexington, KY Math Education
Rebecca Junkin Summit, MS Science Education
Mackenzie Ladewig Horn Lake, MS English Education
Levi Manos Senatobia, MS English Education
Kennedy Moore Purvis, MS Math Education
Jessie Norris Grady, AL Math Education
Willow Olier Pascagoula, MS English Education
Reann Parker Gulfport, MS English Education
Madeleine Porter Jackson, MS English Education
Chyna Quarles Oxford, MS Math Education
Bonnie Smith Florence, AL Theatre and English Education
Cory Tune Chester, NJ Elementary Education
Mary Frances Ward Jasper, AL Special Education
Brianna Whiteside Senatobia, MS English Education
Hanna Wilson Laurel, MS Math Education