WELCOME, Monique, to the BEG Team!  Monique has more than 20 years of experience in education, including time spent researching and writing about public education in Mississippi, Southern California and Texas. She has worked as a teacher, serving students who are English learners, homeless students and migrant students. Most recently, she served as Director of Special Populations for the Mississippi Department of Education, overseeing the state’s English Learner, migrant, immigrant, neglected and delinquent and homeless initiatives.

She also has provided education supports to EL students and has co-authored three books about education and education leadership. A Meridian, Mississippi native, she holds a doctorate in education leadership from the University of Redlands in Southern California and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Redlands and Lone Star College in Conroe, Texas. Before going into education, she worked in journalism and public relations, as well as development. When she is not teaching, conducting professional development or writing, she and her husband, Matt, can be found cheering on their two active teenagers and trying to stay one step ahead of a spastic labradoodle. Monique will lead the English Language department for the Bailey TEAM.