Bossier Parish Trio Chosen for Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship

Three forward-thinking educators in Bossier Parish have been selected for an opportunity not many receive; to lend their voice and expertise to improve education in the state and nation.

Elm Grove Middle School STEM teacher Spencer Kiper, Parkway High AP History/Social Studies Department Chair Meredith McGovern and Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning Principal Jayda Spillers have been invited to join America Achieves’ Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship for 21st Century Learning.

The Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship is part of America Achieves, a national organization devoted to elevating the voices of educators to improve education across the nation. In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, this 16-month Fellowship program provides an opportunity for the state’s most forward-thinking educators to share best practices and learn about the rapidly changing economy and its implications for students.

With three participants, Bossier Schools is the most well represented district in the Fellowship program. Kiper, McGovern and Spillers met their other 21 colleagues at a recent meeting in New Orleans, where they discussed what is ahead.

“I think we all walked away inspired by the work and journey we are about to embark upon,” said McGovern. “We’ve been tasked with the responsibility to create and provide a career readiness framework and course for statewide implementation in the 2019-20 school year. It’s a big task, but we are definitely up to the challenge!”