LMSD Teachers travel to Hungary to help others

From press reports

Four Louisville Municipal School District teachers will travel to Hungary on April 21 to participate in an education mission trip to Debrecen, Hungary.
The trip the result of collaboration between a Hungarian missionary and Newlie Long, youth minister at the First Baptist Church in Louisville. The trip has been coordinated through the International Mission Board of Southern Baptists.

Pictured from left to right: Newlie Long, Heather Charlton, Sylvia Wright, Dr. Paula Stokes, and Melissa Davis.

Pictured from left to right: Newlie Long, Heather Charlton, Sylvia Wright, Dr. Paula Stokes, and Melissa Davis.

Teachers from LMSD include: Heather Charlton, a PreK teacher at Noxapater Attendance Center, Dr. Melissa Davis from the Alternative Center in Louisville, Sylvia Wright, a retired math professor from East Central Community College and former LMSD teacher, and Dr. Paula Stokes, an Advanced Placement English and dual credit English teacher at Louisville High School. Rev. Long and Dr. David Smith from the Dallas Baptist University will join the group also.

The group will speak at a seminar on rural education at Debrecen University. The seminar will provide Hungarian and American educators a chance to share ideas and collaborate on future projects. The group will also have the opportunity to meet and talk to other teachers from several countries.

“A student’s world is no longer just Louisville, Mississippi. Through electronic media, our students are already talking with people from other countries. This collaboration will promote our district and our teachers by broadening our world.” State Ken McMullan, LMSD superintendent.