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Dre’ Helms

Educator Support Specialist

As a former Empowered educator with more than 16 years of experience, Dre’ knows the importance of creating environments that ensure no student asks, “Why are we learning this?” In her current role, Dre’ seeks ways to better support educators and share how Empowered’s instructional strategy and resources can transform their classrooms – and student outcomes – for the better. 

With degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and Millsaps College, Dre’ continues to live and serve her community in her home state of Mississippi. She draws inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr., the Dalai Lama, and her Grandfather – Poppy – who is a model of resilience. In her free time, she enjoys watching live sports and music, travelling, and spending time with her family and her “fur-children.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Education
  • Communication
  • Mentorship
  • Connecting with others
  • Motivation
  • Lifelong learning


  • Atlanta Braves
  • The Eagles
  • Daily walks with her mom
  • Live sports and music
  • Discovering new things
  • Reading