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Alicia Conerly, Ed.s.


Alicia Conerly is 2000 Honors Gulfport High School graduate.  She is a 2008 Bachelors of Science graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center; 2012 Masters in the Art of Teaching graduate of William Carey University; and a 2014 Specialist graduate of Arkansas State University. She was the first in its history Science Specialist for Hazlehurst City School District.  She is currently the Assistant Principal of Monticello Elementary School and is the first African-American to hold an administrative position as Assistant Principal or Principal at this school.

  • Established a scholarship to give back to places where she educated children (Barnes-Conerly STEM scholarship)
  • Founded her own business PUSH 4 Science, Educational Services, LLC in order to provide underprivileged and underserved students and parents with the tools to be successful in education.

  • Part of the 1st Cohort of winners for the 2015 Shell Urban Science Educator Development Award through the National Science Teachers Association & Shell Oil Company

  • 2016 Shell Science Lab Challenge $20,000 Grand Prize Winner through the National Science Teachers Association & Shell Oil Company

  • 2017 Outstanding Informal Science Educator Award through the Mississippi Science Teachers Association. 

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