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Jackson Prep Hires Jina Smith as New Chief of Staff

Jackson Preparatory School in Flowood has hire Jina Smith as Chief of Staff for Interim Head of School Denny Britt. She will continue that role when a permanent Head of School has been named. Among her many responsibilities will be overseeing the day to day operations of the Head of School’s office, performing administrative duties for Prep’s leadership team, and ...

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Jackson Prep hires diversity officer

Jackson Preparatory School in Flowood has hired Adam Z. Mangana as the school’s first Chief Diversity Officer. Mangana has over a decade of experience in elementary and secondary education, most recently founding Midtown Public Charter School, one o the state’s first charter schools. Mangana previously worked in various positions as director of diversity, dean of students and head football coach ...

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Tragedy for Jackson Prep: Football player Walker Wilbanks dies

Jackson Preparatory School football player Walker Wilbanks died Monday after coming off the field and  complaining of illness during the school’s home opener Friday night against Oxford. The official cause of death was listed as cerebral adema secondary to exercise associated hyponatremia. Joe Pressler, the high school junior’s lead physician at University of Mississippi Medical Center, said Wilbanks’ death “was a freak ...

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Sullivan named MBJ's Businesswoman of the Year

Janet Sullivan loves her job. In fact, she enjoys it so much that on many weekends while others are having fun, Sullivan can often be found working in her Natchez office. As special projects coordinator for the Southern District of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Sullivan’s dedication to both her profession and the community has been officially recognized. Last Thursday, ...

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Fike to head up annual giving

Beth Fike has joined Jackson Preparatory School’s administrative staff as director of annual Giving. Fike spent her entire career at AT&T Business Systems (formerly BellSouth and South Central Bell). She served as major account manager in large business sales, which gave her the opportunity to work with a number of different industries, including education (K-12) and private colleges. Fike’s role ...

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