Superintendents, Curriculum Coordinators, Principals, Federal Programs Directors, Special Education Directors, and District Test Coordinators:

In an effort to provide more direct support to districts and schools, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) through the Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce the regional service delivery model.  Through a partnership with the University of Mississippi, the MDE has hired 10 professional development coordinators to deliver on-demand training in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Special Education.

Below are documents with detailed information about how to request professional development from the Professional Development Catalog through the MDE and an assigned Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).  A professional development coordinator will deliver the requested training at no cost to the district.  However, there are parameters for requesting this type of training.

If you have any questions about the model, contact Kristina Livingston ( or 662-934-3574) or Dr. Sebrina Palmer ( or 601-359-2869).

We hope that you will take advantage of this no cost professional development support service.   Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the students and the teachers in Mississippi!

Nathan Oakley
Chief Academic Officer

List of School Districts by RESA

Fall 2019 Professional Development Catalog

Professional Development Request Form: Face-to-Face Trainings, Online Trainings, and Coaching Support