MAE represented at White House event

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Paige Hodges

JANS – Two members of the  Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) recently joined a cohort of fellow Mississippi educators at the White House for Communities in Action: Building a Better Mississippi.

“We are incredibly proud that MAE was provided with two slots for this opportunity,” said MAE President Erica Jones. “Jackson Association of Educators president and MAE board member George Stewart and MAE Teacher of Tomorrow Paige Hodges are engaged educators who will help lead Mississippi’s public schools forward.”

Stewart, a 17-year educator, informed the group about the work done by MAE members to help alleviate the damage to the Jackson Public Schools community during last year’s water crisis. Hodges, a JSU education student, brought her vision of how to make a difference in the state one classroom at a time so that all students can achieve.

George Stewart 

Both Stewart and Hodges called attention to the Raise Mississippi initiative currently underway that is pulling together a coalition of groups and individuals who share the vision that stronger schools will mean a stronger Mississippi.  Find out more about Raise Mississippi at

The Mississippi gathering was part of a White House series that will feature local elected officials and community leaders working on behalf of their communities to create opportunities and improve people’s everyday lives.

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MAE represented at White House event

By Jackson Advocate News Service
October 23, 2023