Desoto County News

Southaven teacher earns MPE classroom grant

Beckie Hopkins, a 9th -12th grade English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Southaven High School, recently received a classroom grant from the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE).

A resident of Southaven, Hopkins has been a member of MPE since 2018. She plans to use her grant funding for a project entitled “Game Changer.” This ESL project utilizes board games to increase students’ reading proficiency, comprehension and vocabulary.

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. MPE’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.

DeSoto County News Service – News Release

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