By the numbers
5-8 Grades by 2019
600 Scholars by 2019
OUR SCHOOL LEADER
For our Families
Policies & Resources
Smilow 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
Smilow Prep does not follow the same calendar as JPS.
Bailey is thrilled to be teaching in Jackson, Mississippi and already feels like she can call Mississippi "home." A recent graduate of Georgetown University, she studied International Law, French, and Russian during college. She worked for several Georgetown publications, student organizations, and clubs, and she has a strong passion for animals. After spending the summer of 2017 teaching math in Cleveland, MS, Bailey is confident that Smilow students will be able to excel in math and thrive as a strong community of scholars.
Jena Howie earned her B.A. in Communication from Baylor University in Waco, TX. During her Teach for America commitment, Jena taught in Yazoo City, MS where she recognized her love for Mississippi and her career in the classroom. Jena believes children are the key to our future and works with passion to ensure all have opportunity and freedom to explore their ideas and fulfil their dreams.
Lynzie is in her seventh year in education. Most recently, she was an Academic Strategist for Hinds County School District, where she worked to support teachers instructionally. Previously, Lynzie taught math at the elementary, middle, and high school levels— from 4th grade self-contained to precalculus and statistics. She served as Grade Level Chair at Hazlehurst Elementary School and Academic Success Chair at KIPP Delta Collegiate High School. Lynzie graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and Africana Studies from Bowdoin University, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College.
Kristen is originally from Mandeville, Louisiana and moved to the Jackson area just before starting high school. She earned her B.A. in Communication Studies with a concentration in creative writing from Millsaps College. While at Millsaps, she served as editor-in-chief of the Stylus literary magazine and worked on community literacy programs through an internship at the Mississippi Children's Museum. She is currently working on a master's degree in teaching at Belhaven University.
Emily Moncrief earned her Bachelor's in Communication Studies at Mississippi State University. During her time teaching English in Thailand, Emily discovered that she is passionate about equipping scholars for success in the classroom. She believes that success in the classroom today translates into college and career readiness tomorrow.
Born into a family of educators, Alli always knew she would be in education. She joined the Mississippi Teacher Corps and taught IB Biology and Biology II at Jim Hill High School in Jackson, MS, while earning her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Mississippi. Previously, Alli worked at Maureen Joy Charter School in Durham, NC, where she served in a number of roles including fifth-grade science teacher, grade-level leader, fourth-grade Instructional Coach, and Assistant Director of Teacher Recruitment and Selection. She received her B.A. in Geography from the University of Texas.
Ann Louise Seabrook
Ann Louise is a native Mississippian, born and raised in the Jackson-Metro area. A recent graduate of the University of Mississippi, Ann Louise studied Psychology and History in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Ann Louise is excited to return home and serve her community as a member of the #SmilowStrong family!
LaRaeven is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor's in Political Science. Shortly after graduating MSU, Laraeven relocated to Jackson, MS, to begin her career. She has always had a passion in helping others, but her growing desire to impact the lives of youth sparked her interest in wanting to join the Smilow Prep team. Laraeven believes the learning environment is a vital aspect in a child's learning and growth. She wishes to assist in promoting excellence among Smilow Prep scholars.