By NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – Former Tupelo educator Deborah Elmore has been named Teach for America’s vice president of teacher leadership in the Mississippi region.
Elmore has 36 years of experience teaching and leading schools and school improvement in Mississippi and Florida. In her new role, she will support Teach For America staff and 375 teachers currently reaching nearly 32,000 students in grades K-12 across 30 Mississippi school districts.
Teach For America is a national nonprofit that recruits, trains, and supports top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in under-resourced schools and become lifelong leaders in the pursuit of educational equity.
Elmore was a teacher and elementary school principal in Tupelo, then a teacher, administrator and high school principal in Florida. She most recently served as assistant vice president and director of operations with the JBHM Education Group, an education consulting firm in Jackson.