Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Back to School/Stay in School Rally

9th Annual Back to School/Stay in School Rally
Dr. Bob Fuller Speaker
By Elmetra Patterson

Dr. Bob Fuller

The Winston County Branch NAACP announces its guest speaker for its 9th Annual Back-to- School/Stay-in-School Rally. This year the rally is sponsored in partnership with the Louisville Municipal School District. It is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2015, 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. at Louisville High School Auditorium, 200 Ivy Avenue. Free school supplies will be distributed to students that are accompanied by a parent.

The Back-to-School/Stay-in-School Rally is a national NAACP education program. The Back-to-School Rally is geared toward promoting education and literacy and preparing for the new school year.

The speaker, Dr. Bob Fuller is an assistant professor in educational leadership at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS. He is a retired educator with twenty-five years experience in the public schools of Mississippi. Bob holds a B.S., M.Ed., and Ph.D. from Mississippi State University. He is a 1980 graduate of Louisville High School. He was principal of Armstrong Middle School (AMS) in Starkville for 15 years where he was named Mississippi’s Middle School Principal of the Year in 2003. In addition, he was president of the Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education from 1996-98, the state’s affiliate with the National Middle School Association. While Dr. Fuller was principal of AMS, it was an acknowledged leader in the middle school concept movement. The school was recognized by The Education Trust as a “High Poverty School Exceeding Expectations,” was a model school for the Mid-South Middle Start Initiative, and one of six middle schools in the nation chosen to develop a middle school reform model through the U.S. Department of Education.

His personal interests include reading, the arts, Mississippi history, especially the reconstruction and civil rights eras, and working outside on his family land. He is married to Allison Stacey Parvin, a United Methodist minister serving as pastor at Beth Eden Lutheran Church in rural Winston County. They have three young daughters who attend Fair Elementary School, twins Clara and Caroline, incoming kindergarteners, and their big sister Evvy, an incoming second grader.

Contact information: Janice Hopkins 662.773-7743; Charles Hampton; 662.803-0635