The work of Shelby County Schools teachers Meah King and Soya Moore won’t just be impacting students at SCS next school year. The two teachers will be fighting for students through the entire state of Tennessee after being named as 2017-18 State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) Fellows.
King, a 15-year veteran, teachers 11th grade English at East High. Moore, an 8th grade Math teacher at Raleigh Egypt Middle, has seven years of experience in the classroom.
The Tennessee Educator Fellowship is a yearlong program that empowers educators to advocate for their students without taking teachers out of the classroom. King and Moore will use their voices to help influence education policy by giving speeches and inviting policymakers into their classrooms. They’ll also share their experiences writing for state and national publications in a addition to serving on state-level policy committees.
Past fellows have helped create new education initiatives like the summer reading program, Read to be Ready.
King and Moore will attend their first meeting with all 50 of the 2017-18 fellows in July.