Mississippi First is proud to announce that Angela Bass will be joining our team as our Deputy Director of Policy.   This is a very special announcement for us because Angela was our first summer intern.  In 2009, Angela helped us make our initial case for a state-funded pre-Kindergarten program.  She will now help us with policy research and publications for our numerous education goals, including the implementation our Mississippi’s new state-funded pre-Kindergarten program.

Angela is a native of Tunica and holds degrees from Spelman College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She returned to the Delta in 2008 as a Teach For America Corps member.  Prior to joining our team, she taught math in the Tunica County and DeSoto County school districts.  Angela and her husband, Kevin Bass, have a 6-month-old daughter named Laila.

We at Mississippi First are very excited to welcome Angela back to our team!