2015 Master Teachers: Veshell Lewis
Veshell Lewis is a high school teacher in the Jackson Public School District at Callaway High School in Jackson, MS. Her academic accomplishments include a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi, Masters of Science in Biology from Jackson State University, and currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Science Education (Biology) at the University of Southern Mississippi. Veshell pursues professional developmental opportunities that work towards improving the method in which teachers educate our children in the various fields of science. She has been actively involved in programs and workshops, such as Teacher Academy in the Natural Sciences (TANS) and Fauna, Flora and Habitats Teacher Workshop. As a result, Veshell gained a deeper understanding of the current issues plaguing science education and possible solutions that could transform the way educators teach science. Her experiences inspired her to collaborate more with other educators through the attendance of educational conferences and frequently taking the opportunity to present new effective teaching techniques to fellow educators at conferences, such as the Mississippi Science Teacher Association and Mississippi Academy of Sciences. She was a Nissan/BankPlus educational grant recipent, selected panelist for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Science Framework Standard Setting Meeting and virtual judge for the U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION.
Veshell is very enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve as a GPM Master Teacher. She is excited about the possibilities of how her participation within the program could positively enhance her instruction and content knowledge.