GC Call Me MiSTER Newsletter
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- From the Director's Desk
- Black History Spotlight: Esau Jenkins
- Meet the MiSTERs
- MiSTER Updates & Key Tenets
- Building a Pipeline
- General Announcements
- MiSTER Vision Statement
- Contact Us
FROM THE DIRECTOR'S DESK
- Brother's Keeper
- Personal Growth
- Teacher Efficacy
- Servant Leadership
Furthermore, February is Black History Month and it's important to remember that teachers play a critical role in not only preserving our history, but also in birthing the future. MiSTERs are part of a rich heritage of Black teachers, once plentiful in number but now dwindling despite their importance. Recent studies have shown that simply having one Black teacher significantly increases the chances of a Black student graduating from high school and entering college. Our MiSTERs internalize and understand this impact, not only for students who look like them but for every student they interact with in the classroom. They are walking, living, breathing, and teaching Black histories.
As part of this responsibility, you may notice that we usually spell "MiSTER" with a lowercase "i." This is intentional, given that becoming a teacher requires each individual to be a part of something far greater than themselves ("I"). Thus, we urge our MiSTERs to become selfless in their drive to change the lives of every student they touch. We hope that you will become similarly inspired while reading about their activities and accomplishments via this newsletter. Thank you for being a part of our journey!
Dr. C. Emmanuel Little
Call Me MiSTER Program Director
MiSTER Jerome Brown is pictured here wearing his official Call Me MiSTER blazer on the first day of class as a new teacher!
MiSTER Brian Bowman assisted with GC's Majors Recruitment Fair in an effort to showcase the benefits of a career in education.
MiSTERs listened intently as MiSTER Jerome Brown returned to discuss his experiences thus far as a first year teacher.
BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: ESAU JENKINS
Jenkins' motto was "Love is progress, hate is expensive."
More information about his important legacy can be found via the The Esau Jenkins Papers, located in the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston.
Thank you to MiSTER William Cooper, who has been sharing information about Jenkins' important legacy this month!
MEET THE MiSTERS
(Alumni) Jerome Brown
MiSTER UPDATES & KEY TENETS
General Admission: $16
Senior Citizens/GC Faculty & Staff/non-GC students: $12
GC Students: $7
- Shanda Brand (Director of Graduate Programs - College of Education)
- Dr. Paulette Cross (Faculty - College of Education)
- Javier Francisco (Associate Director of Enrollment Management)
- Dr. Justina Jenkins (Faculty- College of Education)
- Dr. Yeprem Mehranian (Faculty - College of Education)
- Dr. Holley Roberts (Associate Dean - College of Education)
- Dr. Runee Sallad (Director - GC Early College)
- Dr. Ashley Taylor (Faculty - Psychology)
- Dr. Desha Williams (Chair of Teacher Education)
- Dr. Stephen Wills (Faculty - College of Education)
- Dr. Veronica Womack (Chief Diversity Officer & Director, Office of Inclusive Excellence)
Current minority high school juniors and seniors interested in teaching careers are strongly encouraged to register for this event and attend, especially if interested in Call Me MiSTER. More information (including registration) can be found here.
- MiSTERs had an average GPA of 3.29 for Fall 2018!
- Congratulations to MiSTER Brian Bowman and MiSTER Seabon Davis for achieving 4.0 GPAs in Fall 2018.
- MiSTERs Brian Bowman, William Cooper, and Seabon Davis are each student teaching in local K-12 schools this semester.
- MiSTER Seabon Davis has been accepted into a Georgia Southern graduate program for Fall 2019!
- The brilliant Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings will be visiting our campus on February 27-28th! Our MiSTERs have previously discussed her important work and its impact on their educational philosophies, so we are excited for the opportunity to learn from such a brilliant scholar. Dr. Ladson-Billings is visiting as part of our College of Education's Social Justice Dialogue Series. For details, see the flyer attached at the bottom of this newsletter.
- Kilpatrick Education Building
- GIVE Center
- Student Government Association Office (Student Activities Center)
- The HUB (Blackbridge Hall)
What items should you bring?
- spiral notebooks
- packs loose-leaf paper (college & wide-rule)
- composition notebooks
- colored pencils
For more information, contact either:
BUILDING A PIPELINE
Fall 2019 Call Me MiSTER Application
While applications will be accepted until summer 2019, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline of March 1st. New freshmen, transfer and graduate students interested in teaching careers are eligible to apply.
Rising MiSTER Academy
On Saturday February 2nd, MiSTER Sylvester Clark greeted prospective students during a diversity recruitment event organized by the office of Admissions and GC Cultural Center. Students from a variety of schools in the Middle Georgia and Metro Atlanta area were welcomed and given a taste of the Georgia College Experience.
Our graduate assistant Bradley Galimore is pictured here as he helped with bringing more exposure to Call Me MiSTER on our campus.
The 2018 Rising MiSTER Academy participants and staff are pictured here. We are accepting applicants for the 2019 class currently.
Call Me MiSTER receives additional $10,000 from Georgia Power
Dr. Little selected among Milledgeville's "20 Under 40"
Want To Be A Call Me MISTER Ambassador?
Crowns: A Gospel Hiphop Musical
Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 7:30pm
201 North Clarke Street
Note that our very own MiSTER Homer Jones will be featured prominently in this production!
MiSTER VISION STATEMENT
I am a dedicated Servant Leader who is perpetuating a sorely needed concept - Servant-Leaders as role models in elementary schools. I am devoted to planting seeds of dignity and respect in children and inspiring them to cultivate those seeds producing a crop of unprecedented success. I will teach reading, writing and arithmetic and progress to self-esteem, imagination and determination. Because of my immeasurable promise, not only have I earned your respect, I demand it! A title is only important if ones' character and integrity dictate its use. When you address me, please verbalize my destiny... please do not call me by my first name... call me in reference to my great vision... call me MiSTER!
Teamwork makes the Dream work!