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

Nathan Oakley

Executive Director

Kymyona Burk

State Literacy Director

Jill Dent

Early Childhood Director

Robin Lemonis

Director of Intervention Services (Dyslexia, Response to Intervention (RtI), Teacher Support Teams)

Limeul Eubanks 

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

Brittany Herrington

Early Childhood, Early Learning Collaboratives

Tenette Smith

Literacy-Based Promotion Act


Gifted Programs

Mary Wroten


Felicia Robinson

Special Projects Officer, Budgets

Verna Covington

Accounting Specialist Senior

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

Trecina Green 

Executive Director 

Tina Sellers

Mississippi Virtual Public School 

Trudy Cook

Lead Professional Development Coordinator

Andrea Mayfield

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

Lakechia Grant 

Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP), Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), Reading Fair

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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