4th through 8th grade teachers from across Mississippi attended the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) RIDES training at the Rankin County School District Headquarters. The teachers participated in two days of high-energy, hands-on training from RIDES trainers who are actively using the program in their classrooms. RIDES is one of MDOT’s education outreach programs that introduces students to careers in the transportation industry while enhancing their science, technology, engineering and math skills. RIDES is aligned with the National Math and Science Standards, Mississippi Frameworks for Math and Science Education and the Common Core for Math.
Pictured in Photo: Jennifer Kemp, Magee Elementary; Angela Monk, Magee Elementary; Marla Davis, Mississippi Department of Education; Marsha Roeland, Nanih Waiya; Janice Franklin, Neshoba Central; Debora McMahon, Neshoba Central; Thomas Lewis, Northeast Jones; Angela McDaniel, Pearl Junior High; Kanisha Rankin, Pearl Junior High; Mary Tribble, Pearl Junior High; Jennifer Hite, Pearl Upper Elementary; Kristi McMillan, Pearl Upper Elementary; Heather O’Malley-Haycraft, Pearl Upper Elementary; Kreissa Reed, Pearl Upper Elementary; Amanda Shelton, Pearl Upper Elementary; Gigi Pitts, Pisgah Elementary; Laura Smith, Pisgah Elementary; Cynthia Archibald, Puckett Elementary; Corinne Mann, Puckett Elementary; Tana Duckworth, Raleigh Elementary; Beth McGuire, Raleigh Elementary; Shellia Jackson, Ackerman Elementary; Schletha Brooks-Baker, Bentonia Gibbs Elementary; Stephanie Goss, Betty Mae Jack Middle; Dana Gates, Bolton-Edwards Elementary; Emily Lingle, Brandon Middle School; Molly Pillow, Brandon Middle School; Tina Bazor, Clara School; Alisha Davis, Columbus Alternative; Teresa Mackey, East Jones Elementary; Jennifer Mozingo, East Jones Elementary; Stephanie Noble, Franklin Upper Elementary; Kalissa Johnson, Hatley Elementary; Bonny Kennedy, Hatley Elementary; Joseph Charlton, Highland Bluff Elementary; Diane Beavers, Laurel Middle School; Joyce Sanders. Laurel Middle School; Franchell Thomas, Laurel Middle School; Maureen Johnson, Manchester Academy; Kristi Richardson, Richton Middle School; Shellia Jackson, Ackerman Elementary; Schletha Brooks-Baker, Bentonia Gibbs Elementary; Deborah French, Sebastopol; Betsy Wilson, Sebastopol