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Reimagine PREP

 

Location

309 W. McDowell Road
Jackson, MS 39204
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By the numbers

2015

Founded

5-8

Grades

600

Scholars

 

OUR SCHOOL LEADER

  Christina McDonald

Christina McDonald

 

For our Families

 

Policies & Forms

Reimagine Prep does not follow the same inclement weather policy as JPS. In the event school is cancelled or delayed due to weather, every family will receive a phone call. Current information will also be posted on our Facebook and office voicemail.

 
 

Calendar & Events

Reimagine Prep does not follow the same calendar as JPS.

Kayla Applewhite
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Kayla Applewhite

Teacher
Cartrina Benson
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Cartrina Benson

Teacher
Allison Brady
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Allison Brady

Teacher
Alexandrea Brumfield
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Alexandrea Brumfield

Teacher
Faith Chamness
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Faith Chamness

Teacher
Wanda Cruz
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Wanda Cruz

Teacher
Stephen Dear
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Stephen Dear

Dean of Operations
Kadejia Gary
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Kadejia Gary

Front Desk Receptionist
Cecilia Hammond
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Cecilia Hammond

Teacher
Monica Hill
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Monica Hill

Teacher
Shelbie Jamison
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Shelbie Jamison

Teacher
Patrice Johnson
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Patrice Johnson

Teacher
Samantha Macy
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Samantha Macy

Teacher
Tisa McCoy
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Tisa McCoy

Teacher
Debra Oliver
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Debra Oliver

Teacher
Dominique Perryman
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Dominique Perryman

Teacher
Paola Samaniego
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Paola Samaniego

Teacher
De'Ryan Shanklin
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De'Ryan Shanklin

Teacher
Louise Smith
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Louise Smith

Food Service Associate
Ambreia Tucker
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Ambreia Tucker

Student Supports Teacher
Tiffani Watts
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Tiffani Watts

Teacher
John Williams
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John Williams

Teacher
Kayla Applewhite

Kayla Applewhite

Teacher

Cartrina Benson

Cartrina Benson

Teacher

Blair Bingham

Blair Bingham

Teacher

Prior to joining the RePublic team, Blair worked as the administrative assistant at a local preschool in Oxford, Mississippi. Having grown up in Jackson, Blair returned in order to serve the city that's so near to her heart. Blair earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Mississippi.

Rena Blaylock

Rena Blaylock

Director of Student Supports

Since her very first day of kindergarten, Rena, a native Mississippian, knew she would be a teacher when she grew up. She's a firm believer that education is the key to being the change you want to see in the world. Prior to joining Reimagine's founding team as a 5th Grade Math Teacher, Rena taught 4th grade at Pelahatchie Elementary School. Rena served on her school's leadership team and served as the 4th Grade Team Leader. Rena began her teaching career at Van Winkle Elementary school as a 5th grade teacher, where she served on her school's PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) Committee. Rena graduated from Delta State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education.

Allison Brady

Allison Brady

Teacher

Sean Brown

Sean Brown

Teacher

Sean earned his B.S. in Entertainment Industry from the University of Southern Mississippi. He began teaching high school English in Jackson, MS, as a Teach for America corps member. Sean believes in the exposure and opportunity that education affords to our scholars, and he is committed to seeing them succeed as readers and leaders.

Alexandrea Brumfield

Alexandrea Brumfield

Teacher

Faith Chamness

Faith Chamness

Teacher

Aiesha Collins

Aiesha Collins

Teacher

Aiesha was raised in Hazlehurst, MS, where both her mother and father were teachers, which influenced her ultimate calling as an educator. She attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College to study Early Childhood Development, then transitioned to Mississippi College where she received her Bachelors and Masters degree in elementary education. Aiesha has always had a love for teaching younger youth, but after working with preteens at a summer camp in Rhinebeck, NY, Aiesha knew that she wanted to expand her teaching career and work with middle school aged children in the classroom.

Jelicia Crawford

Jelicia Crawford

Teacher

Jelicia Crawford, a native of Indianola, MS, graduated from Mississippi University for Women in May 2013. She later received her teaching certification from Belhaven University. Jelicia's love for children along with her own love of learning makes her passionate about teaching. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her daughter.

Wanda Cruz

Wanda Cruz

Teacher

Stephen Dear

Stephen Dear

Dean of Operations

Emmett Denson

Emmett Denson

Assistant Principal

Emmett has been involved in education as a teacher and football coach for the past seven years. While earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Jackson State University, he became passionate about the issue of criminal justice reform, and specifically the disparities in the incarceration rates of Americans from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Through research, he determined that these disparities were the result of education inequity and embarked on a lifelong mission to level the educational playing field for all children regardless of their zip code or how much money their parents made. After coaching and teaching science and social studies in inner city Jackson for five years, he became a founding member of Midtown Public Charter School. Now as member of RePublic Schools, he continues to fulfill his lifelong mission of ensuring that all students attend and graduate from the college of their choosing.

Corey Duncan

Corey Duncan

Teacher

Corey is a native of Clinton, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.A. in History.

Keri Ellis

Keri Ellis

Teacher

Keri joined ReImagine Prep after two years teaching in a middle school in Yazoo City, MS, after four years as a child care counselor in a residential group home setting. In her spare time she volunteers at various cheer/dance camps. Her educational background is in healthcare administration as she received a bachelor's degree from Jackson State University and a master's degree from Mississippi College. 

Kadejia Gary

Kadejia Gary

Front Desk Receptionist

Cecilia Hammond

Cecilia Hammond

Teacher

Monica Hill

Monica Hill

Teacher

Tresandria Hubbard

Tresandria Hubbard

Dean of Students

Tresandria was a corps member in the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program, and she previously served as a 7th grade and 6th grade social studies teacher at Hazlehurst Middle School. Tresandria was named the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year at Hazlehurst Middle School, and she was the grade level team leader. She has also worked as an educational consultant for The Kirkland Group, and she served Kindergarten at Raines Elementary in Jackson, MS. Tresandria graduated with her B.A. in History from Mississippi State University, and her M.Ed. from Mississippi College.

Shelbie Jamison

Shelbie Jamison

Teacher

Patrice Johnson

Patrice Johnson

Teacher

Samantha Macy

Samantha Macy

Teacher

April Maxwell

April Maxwell

Teacher

April joins Reimagine Prep after spending a year creating programming for very young scholars at the Mississippi Children's Museum and a year coordinating programs for lifelong learners in the Continuing Education Office at Millsaps College. Prior to moving to Mississippi, April taught 5th grade math in Philadelphia, PA and 7th and 8th grade math in Baltimore, MD for the KIPP network. April was a Teach For America corps member in Baltimore. She received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Chatham University, and her M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Tisa McCoy

Tisa McCoy

Teacher

Christina McDonald

Christina McDonald

Principal

Prior to founding Reimagine Prep, Christina was the Assistant Principal at Nashville Prep. She previously was a Chorus Teacher at KIPP Infinity Charter School in New York City and the Executive Assistant to KIPP co-founder Dave Levin. Christina began her teaching career in the Metro Nashville Public School system after graduating with her B.A. in Music Education from Belmont University. Christina was named Nashvillian of the Year in 2012 by the Nashville Scene.

Sophie O'Brien

Sophie O'Brien

Teacher

Sophie hails from the Bay Area, and though she still thinks that the West Coast is the best coast, her home -- and heart -- are in the South. Sophie began her career teaching sixth grade at Humphrey's County Junior High in Belzoni, MS, and then spent time in New Orleans, LA,, teaching 4th grade ELA at KIPP Central City as well as 7th/8th grade Math in the Ninth Ward. Sophie has a B.A. in Honors English and a B.A. in History from the University of Pittsburgh, and a M.S. in Education from Johns Hopkins University.

Debra Oliver

Debra Oliver

Teacher

Dominique Perryman

Dominique Perryman

Teacher

Paola Samaniego

Paola Samaniego

Teacher

De'Ryan Shanklin

De'Ryan Shanklin

Teacher

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

Food Service Associate

Ambreia Tucker

Ambreia Tucker

Student Supports Teacher

Trey Vernaci

Trey Vernaci

Director of Operations

Trey is a Mississippi native and has long been interested in education equity, social justice, and law. Growing up in a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Trey attended public schools in the Hancock County School District and then moved to Jackson, MS to pursue a degree at Millsaps College.  During his time at Millsaps, Trey served as the Student Body President and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity. In addition, Trey conducted and presented research on the social and political implications of "religious freedom" legislation in Mississippi and completed an internship focused on education policy with now Public Service Commissioner, Cecil Brown. Trey graduated from Millsaps College with a B.A. in Political Science with minors in Spanish, Economics, and Latin American Studies.  Trey believes that our future is dependent on quality education and is excited about the small part he plays in furthering that cause.

Tiffani Watts

Tiffani Watts

Teacher

Chelsea Williams

Chelsea Williams

Assistant Principal

Before coming to Reimagine Prep, Chelsea taught science in Jackson Public Schools as member of the Delta Corps of Teach For America and served as the science Learning Team Leader. While at Peeples Middle School, Chelsea lead her students to a 91% proficiency rate on the 8th grade MST test. Chelsea is passionate about using science to tap into scholar's natural curiously and to drive their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Chelsea graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Biology and Psychology and is currently pursuing her Master's of Public School Leadership through Columbia University's Summer Principal's Academy.

John Williams

John Williams

Teacher