In her classroom, at a sporting event, at the Capitol or the grocery store – just about everywhere she goes, Carrie Bartlett is cheering on and standing up for Mississippi public school students. Carrie is a 19-year teacher in the Long Beach School District and a long-time member of The Parents’ Campaign. She knows the importance of developing strong relationships with legislators and making sure they understand the impact of their actions on her classroom.
That’s why we’ve named Carrie Bartlett The Parents’ Campaign’s Member of the Quarter.
A U.S. History and Government teacher, and currently pursuing a master’s degree in political science, this lady understands the importance of being civically engaged! She enthusiastically supports our work and has been instrumental in expanding The Parents’ Campaign’s network along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Carrie shares our information broadly and encourages parents and educators to use their voices in support of our children and public schools.
“Carrie knows that advocacy is key to the overall success of public education in Mississippi,” says Holly Dean, Director of Member Services for The Parents’ Campaign. “As a public school mom and teacher, she is a well-respected source of policy information for other parents and educators, and actively works to increase support of public education in her community.”
Congratulations, Carrie, and THANK YOU for making a difference in the lives of Mississippi children!
Advocates like Carrie make The Parents’ Campaign successful. That’s why we recognize a Member of the Quarter four times each year, lifting up the ways they advocate for public schools, and acknowledging their efforts with a $50 Visa gift card – a small token of our appreciation for all the ways they improve the lives of Mississippi children.
This is a great time to help us spread the word about The Parents’ Campaign. Take a moment to reach out to your friends and neighbors and encourage them to join our network. They can sign up online here. Because, as Carrie Bartlett knows, together, we’ve got this!