College of Education offers first ever Camp I.N.S.P.I.R.E.

Contact: Paige Watson

STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State University's College of Education this week is hosting its first Camp I.N.S.P.I.R.E. (Introduction and Support in Preparing for the Important Role of an Educator).

Nearly 150 high school students from around the state currently enrolled in the Mississippi Teacher Academy program are on campus for a three-day camp of learning and activities to further their knowledge about the K-12 teaching profession.

"We're excited about camp, and we have more than 20 school districts represented from across the state," said Amy Prisock, the College of Education's recruitment coordinator.

Ginger Tedder, Starkville School District teacher and Mississippi Teacher of the Year first runner-up, is the camp's keynote speaker.

Prisock said Camp I.N.S.P.I.R.E. features entertainment from campus groups like Lab Rats Comedy and special sessions including a presentation from the Mississippi Department of Education's Move to Learn program. Students are attending scheduled activities and have time to explore the MSU campus.

For more information about Camp I.N.S.P.I.R.E., contact Prisock, at or call 662-325-8824.

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