Dr. Bradley Porche'



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Welcome to Mississippi School for the Deaf!

We are excited that you have joined the Mississippi School for the Deaf's instructional team. As you embark on your new journey, it is important that you are aware of and utilize the services we provide to you.

If you have less than 3 years of teaching experience a mentor will be assigned to you. Your mentor will provide you support and assistance as you transition into the profession of teaching. Research shows that teachers usually find their niche after the third year of teaching. Your mentor is not your evaluator, but is someone who can provide assistance and ensure your successful transition to the Mississippi School for the Deaf.

It is important that you become aware of the Mississippi School for the Deaf's mission and philosophy statements as they drive what we do for our students.  

The mission and philosophy statement can be found using this link.

Before continuing in your orientation course, you will need to familiarize yourself with the Mississippi School for the Deaf Faculty and Student handbook. Those can be found using the following links. and

Another document that guides our day to day operations is the Standard Operating Manual.  You may familiarize yourself with this document at the following link.​

Should you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

Good luck and have a great year!

Dr. Porche'


Course content

  • MSTAR (MTES) Evaluation (Teaching Staff)

  • Mississippi Librarian Evaluation Instrument (MLEI)

  • Mississippi Speech-Language Pathologist Evaluation (MSLPE)

  • Mississippi Student Services Appraisal Rubric (MSSAR)

  • Mississippi Counselor Appraisal Rubric (MCAR)

  • Professional Development Appraisal (PDA) (Non-teaching Staff)

  • First Time Email Set Up

  • Continuing Education (Teachers)

  • Setting Up Apple Mail (iMac/Laptop)

  • Setting Up Email on iPhone/iPad

  • MDE Server

  • Powerschool

  • Mastery Connect

  • Purchase Order or Purchase Request Procedures

  • Leave Procedures

  • Virtual Time Station

  • Activity Request (On and Off Campus)

  • Setting Up Your Electronic Signature

  • Lesson Plans (Teachers)

  • How to edit the MSD Website - Teacher Page

  • Dropbox (All Staff)

  • EFF Funds (Teachers)

  • MSD RTI Model

  • Bilingual Strategies

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