2018-19 PREPS CEO LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools (PREPS) located on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University announces this year’s Collaborating to Empower Others (CEO) class. CEO is an innovative program for current Mississippi school administrators. PREPS was awarded a grant from the Phil Hardin Foundation which significantly helped to reduce the tuition for academy participants. Applications from all regions in Mississippi were submitted for this prestigious leadership academy, and 30 applicants were accepted. Members of the 18-19 CEO class include: Lakesha Batty – Vicksburg Warren School District Marlene Bolls – Vicksburg Warren School District Tyresia Brown – Kemper C

TWO NEWEST PREPS DISTRICTS

We are excited to welcome Brookhaven School District and Ocean Springs School District to our 2018-19 PREPS Membership! If you are a member of one of these organizations, please follow us on FB, Twitter, and Instragram for the latest news and updates.

Board Member Spotlight

We are very thankful to have Mr. Chad Shealy, Vicksburg-Warren School District Superintendent, as a PREPS board member! Mr. Shealy continues to help lead the PREPS organization in providing the latest research and best practices for Mississippi students and educators. https://www.vwsd.org

Welcome Mr. Corey Uselton

PREPS welcomes Mr. Cory Uselton, Superintendent of Education for DeSoto County Schools as one of our newest board members. Mr. Uselton began his educational career as a teacher and basketball coach at Pontotoc High School, Charleston High School, and Hernando High School. He also held the position of assistant principal at Horn Lake School from 2004 to 2007, principal at Senatobia High School from 2007 to 2009, and principal at DeSoto Central High School from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Uselton was named the 2014-2015 Mississippi High School Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and he was recognized by the University of Mississippi as the recipient of th

Welcome Dr. Teresa Jackson

PREPS welcomes our newest board member Dr. Teresa Jackson. Dr. Jackson has been Superintendent of Winona School District since 2013 and is now transitioning to Superintendent of Winona-Montgomery Consolidated School District. Before coming to Winona, she served in the Grenada School District for 19 years as a teacher and building-level administrator. Teresa is an alum of Holmes Community College, Delta State University, Mississippi State University, and the University of Mississippi. She has a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters and Ph.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership. Dr. Jackson was a National Board Certified Teacher and has been recognized for her accomplishments as both a

BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

We are very thankful to have Dr. Carla Evers, Pass Christian School District Superintendent, as a PREPS board member! Dr. Evers continues to help lead the PREPS organization in providing the latest research and best practices for Mississippi students and educators. http://passchristiansd.schoolinsites.com/Default.asp?PN=Articles&L=1&DivisionID=12146&LMID=516528&ToggleSideNav=ShowAll​

Peasant Appointed to PREPS Board

The Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools (PREPS) has named Dr. Eddie Peasant as their newest board member. Peasant, Superintendent Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, has recently been appointed to the board of the state’s only statewide educational consortium. PREPS was organized over 40 years ago in 1976 as a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Mississippi Public Schools. PREPS is governed by a member board of directors made up of current Mississippi school district superintendents. "I am honored to be chosen to serve on the PREPS Board of Directors to support Mississippi’s public schools,” said Peasant. “I look forward to connecting and collaborat

WELCOME DR. AMY CARTER

Join us in welcoming Dr. Amy Carter to the PREPS board. Dr. Carter, Superintendent of Meridian Public Schools has worked in the Meridian School District since 1994. She has served as a classroom teacher, building level administrator and several district level positions including Assistant Superintendent of Accountability, Operations, Student Services/Title IX Coordinator. Dr. Carter was recently awarded Administrator of the Year by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education for making a difference in Arts Education in both school and community. She also received the Dan Merritt Courage Award at this year’s PREPS conference.

Board Member Spotlight

We are very thankful to have Mr. Arthur McMillan, Biloxi School Superintendent as a PREPS board Member. Mr. McMillan continues to help lead the PREPS organization in providing the latest research and best practices for Mississippi students and educators. https://www.biloxischools.net/domain/74

BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

We are very thankful to have Dr. Edward Lee Childress, Corinth School Superintendent as a PREPS board Member. Dr. Childress serves as the PREPS president and continues to help lead the PREPS organization in providing the latest research and best practices for Mississippi students and education. http://www.corinth.k12.ms.us/Default.asp?PN=%27StaffList%27&SubP=%27Staff%27&DivisionID=&DepartmentID=&SubDepartmentID=&StaffID=%2729541%27&frm=%27con%27

Board Member Spotlight

We are very thankful to have Dr. Matt Dillon, Petal School District Superintendent, as a PREPS board member! Dr. Dillon continues to help lead the PREPS organization in providing the latest research and best practices for Mississippi students and educators.

July Connections Letter

Issue #1 of the 2018-19 School Year has been published. Go to Connections Newsletter under the ABOUT tab of our website or Click Here - CONNECTIONS NEWSLETTER

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