Elementary Education and Reading Staff – (601) 359-2586

Nathan Oakley

Executive Director

Kymyona Burk

State Literacy Director (K-12)

Jill Dent

Early Childhood Director

Robin Lemonis

Director of Intervention Services (K-12)

Melissa Banks

Instructional Technology

Jen Cornett

Gifted Programs

Alicia Deaver

Early Childhood, Early Learning Collaboratives

Limeul Eubanks

Foreign Language, Library Media, Visual and Performing Arts, Approved Courses Catalog, Course Codes

Joyce Greer

Early Childhood Instructional Specialist

Monique Henderson

English Language Learners

Brittany Herrington

Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator

Bobby Richardson

Intervention Services

Tenette Smith

Literacy-Based Promotion Act

Laurie Weathersby

Intervention Services

Jackie Sampsell


Felicia Robinson

Special Projects Officer

Verna Covington

Accounting Specialist Senior

Andrea Mayfield

Educator In Residence, General Education and Special Education, School Wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT)

Secondary Education Staff – (601) 359-3461

Jean Massey

Executive Director

Marla Davis 

College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Mathematics, Excellence for All (formerly known as State Board Examination System), International Baccalaureate (IB), Mississippi Mathematics Framework, STEM Initiatives


College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English/Language Arts

Professional Development Staff – (601) 359-2869

Wendy Clemons

Bureau Director

Stacey Donaldson

National Board Project Director

Tina Sellers

Mississippi Virtual Public School 

Trudy Cook

Lead Professional Development Coordinator

Textbook Staff – (601) 576-4950

Chauncey Spears

Textbook Adoption and Procurement, Audits, Caravan, Policy Research, Elementary Social Studies

Lakisha Kendrick

Textbook Audits, Textbook Inventory Management System (TIMS)

Office of Elementary Education and Reading/Secondary Education/Professional Development
            Phone: (601) 359-2586 / (601) 359-3461 / (601) 359-2869
Fax: (601) 359-2040
P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771        

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