Student of the Month

Ole Miss School of Education

Shevanti Retnam, METP

by UM School of Education on July 29, 2016

shevantisotmAn Oxford native, Shevanti Retnam is an undergraduate student majoring in English Education and a member of the third cohort of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP). Through METP, Retnam enjoys getting to know her fellow cohort members and is gaining classroom experience through UM’s teacher education program. We recently sat down with Retnam to talk about her aspirations and her experiences at the SOE. [Read More…]



Anna Feather, School Counseling

by UM School of Education on June 14, 2016

Anna sotmSaltillo native Anna Feather is a graduate student studying school counseling at the UM School of Education. When she isn’t spending time with her biological family, she’s spending her days with her adopted family— her M.Ed. cohort.

Feather earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UM with the intention of becoming a registered play therapist. She has since veered from that path toward professional school counseling [Read More…]



Lindsey Leggett, Elementary Education

by UM School of Education on April 27, 2016

leggett sotmAn elementary education major and Grenada native, Lindsey Leggett, would love to give back to the Mississippi community that has given her so much through education. Leggett has high aspirations for herself, which can be seen in her 4.0 GPA, active involvement in the Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) and Teachers of Tomorrow programs, and her passion for service. Her “can do” attitude shines from her coursework to her extra efforts outside of the classroom. [Read More…]



Lydia Hayes, Higher Education

by UM School of Education on March 14, 2016

LydiasotmFebruary Student of the Month Lydia Hayes is finishing her final semester as a graduate student in the SOE’s M.A. in Higher Education/Student Personnel program. For nearly two years, the Monticello, Minnesota, native has served as a UM Graduate Community Director overseeing 12 community assistants working in student housing. Whether its developing programs for the residence halls or working one-on-one with her residents, Hayes’ passion for college students [Read More…]



Jessica Martin, Special Education

by UM School of Education on February 23, 2016

JessicaSOTMSOE teacher candidate Jessica Martin has a jam-packed schedule this year. In a given week, Martin can be found studying, tutoring, volunteering with Teachers of Tomorrow or helping her clinical instructor at Bramlett Elementary School manage a classroom. To top it off, the Atlanta native is the SOE’s February Student of the Month. The senior, special education major recently sat down with us to tell us about her experience at UM. [Read More…]