Dropout Prevention

Staff

Ms. Toni Kersh 
Bureau Director 
Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement,
Alternative Education/GED and Counseling
601-359-3178 
tkersh@mde.k12.ms.us

Damian Thomas
Division Director, Alternative Education/GED Option
601-359-3178
dthomas@mde.k12.ms.us

Tessa Burchfield 
Education Specialist, Alternative Education 
601-359-5743 
tburchfield@mde.k12.ms.us

Dot Baskin 
Special Projects Officer 
601-359-3178 
dbaskin@mde.k12.ms.us

Regina Johnson 
Administrative Assistant
601-359-5743 
rjohnson@mde.k12.ms.us

School Attendance Officer Supervisors:

Central District
Cheryl Mickens - 662.726.4027

Southern District
Bobby Johnson - 228.822.9656

Northern District
Terissa Williams - 662.563.9332




Counseling Listserv

If you would like to be added to the Counseling Listserv, please send an email with your name and district/school to bfreeny@mde.k12.ms.us.

Office of Dropout Prevention and Compulsory School Attendance     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-5743     Fax: (601) 576-3504

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