The Division of Educator Effectiveness promotes and supports effective teaching and leading in Mississippi. Specifically, the Division oversees the Mississippi Educator and Administrator Professional Growth System (PGS), educator recognition programs (i.e., Mississippi Administrator and Teacher of the Year, Milken Educator Award, etc.), teacher leadership, and induction and mentoring. The Division’s programs and initiatives support efforts to retain effective educators in the state.
The Mississippi Educator and Administrator Professional Growth System (PGS) is designed to improve student achievement by providing teachers and administrators with feedback to inform continuous improvement.