2019-2020 Projects

2019 New Members

Left to right: Lady Bruce, President; LaKeisha Jones, new member; Catherine Marshall, new member; Tonya Cook, new memeber; Dr. Joanna Alston, Mississippi State Organization President

We are excited to welcome Tonya Cook, LaKeisha Jones, and Catherine Marshall to our chapter. They were inducted at our May meeting. Tonya teaches kindergarteners at Anniston Avenue Elementary in Gulfport. LaKeisha teaches gifted students at Anniston Avenue Elementary in Gulfport. Catherine teaches 4th graders at Central Elementary in Gulfport. 

SEE: Supporting Early-Career Educators

This project lasts all year long as we mentor those women educators who are just beginning their teaching careers. One way we do this is through our ECE (Early Career Educator) Baskets. We choose 2 women and they give us some ideas of what they need for their classrooms. This year's recipients are Amy Butler and LaShea Wilson. Amy teaches at Westside Elementary in Picayune. Currently, she is teaching second grade. LaShea teaches Health Science II at Hancock County Career Technical Center.

Lady Bruce and Jeannine Stone delivered one of our SEE baskets to LaShea Wilson.


Silent Auction

The Professional Affairs Committee and World Fellowships Committee organize an annual Silent Auction to raise money for our chapter Kathy Pair Grant-in-Aid, the Zeta State Emergency Fund, the International World Fellowship Fund, Schools for Africa, and our general fund.

We raised $538 at this year's Silent Auction!

Christmas Service Project

We collected enough tissue boxes, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes to fill 18 bags to help teachers at our local schools combat cold and flu season.

Jackie Wintruba and Trish Stoll delivered bags to schools in the Gulfport School District.

2020 Red Rose Recipient ~ Lynn Sandberg

Kathy Drummond, Lynn Sandberg, and Trish Stoll