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Smilow PREP

 

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787 E. Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
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769.524.5330

 

By the numbers

2016

Founded

5-7

Grades

5-8 Grades by 2019

330

Scholars

600 Scholars by 2019

 

OUR SCHOOL LEADER

  Lynzie Jackson

Lynzie Jackson

 

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.

Elizabeth Bradley
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Elizabeth Bradley

Teacher
Clifton Cotten
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Clifton Cotten

Teacher
Trish Dean
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Trish Dean

Director of Student Supports
April Dear
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April Dear

Front Office Receptionist
LeaAnn Eaton
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LeaAnn Eaton

Teacher
Patrick Edmond
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Patrick Edmond

Teacher
Eric Escobar
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Eric Escobar

Teacher
Nubia Johnson
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Nubia Johnson

Associate Teacher
Olivia Knight
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Olivia Knight

Teacher
Luke Kretchmer
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Luke Kretchmer

Teacher
Taylor Langele
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Taylor Langele

Teacher
Doneê McAlister
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Doneê McAlister

Teacher
Destiny McCullough
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Destiny McCullough

Teacher
Jourdan Montgomery
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Jourdan Montgomery

Teacher
Mary Nixon
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Mary Nixon

Teacher
Haley Odom
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Haley Odom

Associate Teacher
Roger Reed
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Roger Reed

Dean of Students
Ebonie Ross
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Ebonie Ross

Teacher
Darius Rucker
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Darius Rucker

Director of Operations
Demetrice Watts
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Demetrice Watts

Dean of Operations
Elizabeth Bradley

Elizabeth Bradley

Teacher

Clifton Cotten

Clifton Cotten

Teacher

Trish Dean

Trish Dean

Director of Student Supports

April Dear

April Dear

Front Office Receptionist

LeaAnn Eaton

LeaAnn Eaton

Teacher

Patrick Edmond

Patrick Edmond

Teacher

Eric Escobar

Eric Escobar

Teacher

Bailey Frank

Bailey Frank

Teacher

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

Jena Howie

Teacher

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 Jackson

Lynzie Jackson

Principal

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.

Nubia Johnson

Nubia Johnson

Associate Teacher

Olivia Knight

Olivia Knight

Teacher

Luke Kretchmer

Luke Kretchmer

Teacher

Taylor Langele

Taylor Langele

Teacher

Kristen Lucas

Kristen Lucas

Teacher

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. 

Doneê McAlister

Doneê McAlister

Teacher

Destiny McCullough

Destiny McCullough

Teacher

Emily Moncrief

Emily Moncrief

Teacher

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.

Jourdan Montgomery

Jourdan Montgomery

Teacher

Mary Nixon

Mary Nixon

Teacher

Haley Odom

Haley Odom

Associate Teacher

Allison Parshall

Allison Parshall

Assistant Principal

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.

Chariti Perkins

Chariti Perkins

Dean of Students

Chariti is a wife and mom to three young children. She is a stronger nurturer by nature, and is so excited to nurture the scholars of Smilow to success! #SmilowStrong

Roger Reed

Roger Reed

Dean of Students

Ebonie Ross

Ebonie Ross

Teacher

Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker

Director of Operations

Ann Louise Seabrook

Ann Louise Seabrook

Teacher

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!

Demetrice Watts

Demetrice Watts

Dean of Operations

LaRaeven White

LaRaeven White

Operations Fellow

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.