Pass Christian Middle School math teacher, Joni Cooks, has been invited to join the 2018 Teach Plus Mississippi Teaching Policy Fellowship. Cooks, a National Board Certified Teacher, has been teaching for ten years. This is her second year at Pass Christian Middle School. The Teach Plus fellowship is considered a highly selective leadership opportunity for exemplary Mississippi teachers looking to expand their knowledge of educational policies. Through this program, teachers are also able to have input in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession. Teachers are also trained as advocates to ensure that teachers and students in Mississippi have the tools and resources needed to be successful. Cooks was selected from a large group of highly qualified candidates from across Mississippi.