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 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson. A Brown University graduate, Mangana has worked at schools across the country from Miami to Providence.
Initially, Mangana will work directly with Head of School Dr. Jason Walton on strategic planning goals and initiatives relating to diversity and inclusion. Mangana is expected to take on instructional responsibilities as well for the 2016-2017 school year.
Mangana is married to Dr. Sophy Mangana and has two children, Aaron, age 3, and Aaliyah, age 2. Mangana enjoys volunteer work, and has spent time in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica on service projects.
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