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Jackson Prep Leadership


 

Head of School Lawrence Coco

Greetings, Prep Family!
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Jackson Prep’s website.  At Jackson Prep, we strive for “excellence without exception.”  Our Mission Statement provides “Jackson Preparatory School inspires and challenges students toward academic, athletic and artistic excellence, instills personal integrity through biblical values, and equips students to pursue lives of distinction in service to society.”  The entire Prep family - our faculty, students, parents, alumni - takes pride in applying this “excellence without exception” to every aspect of the school on a daily basis.

As an alumnus of Jackson Prep, I understand the impact Prep has on its students.  Prep was a singular experience for me during my formative years. My Prep education, both inside and outside of the classroom, prepared me for my future academic, professional and personal pursuits.  At Jackson Prep we strive to prepare the student not just for his or her future academic career but for life. It is my hope that Jackson Prep will one day mean as much to every student as it has to me.

As you examine this website, I believe you will find that Jackson Prep is passionate about the personal development of our students and the opportunities they have to excel in academics, the arts, and athletics.  You will also find that Prep is an engaging environment devoted to fully developing young men and women intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and socially.  

I personally invite you to visit our campus, meet the Prep Family, and see firsthand excellence in action. 

Sincerely,

Lawrence M. Coco, III

Head of School

 

The Board of Trustees of Jackson Preparatory School Foundation, Inc. is comprised of at least 15 and not more than 22 individuals selected by a Committee on Trustees who have solicited recommendations from the members of the Foundation, which includes every parent or guardian of a child enrolled as a student at Jackson Prep. The board meets seven times a year to manage the affairs of the corporation. The Foundation’s Executive Committee, composed of the officers of the corporation and the immediate past president of the corporation, usually meets 10 times a year. It serves as a board management unit, annually reviewing the strategic or long-range plan, determining the annual board agenda, developing committee structure/function, and selecting committee leadership.

 

2023-2024 Jackson Prep Board of Trustees

Chris Maddux
Board of Trustees, President
Parent of three Prep students, Firm Chair, Butler Snow LLP
Will Walker
Board of Trustees, Ex-Officio
Prep alum: Class of 1984,
Parent of three Prep alumni,
President, Jackson Air Charter, Inc.
Joe Stradinger
Board of Trustees, Vice President
Parent of two Prep Alumni and one current Prep student, Founder and
CEO of EdgeTheory
Mary Elizabeth Upton
Board of Trustees, Vice President
Prep alum: Class of 1989, Parent of four Prep Alumni, Physical Therapist, Progressive Rehab at Merit Health River Oaks Hospital
Dr. Samuel Love
Board of Trustees, Secretary
Prep alum: Class of 2003, Physician, St. Dominic Hospital
Mack Mitchell
Board of Trustees, Treasurer
Prep alum: Class of 1989, Parent of three Prep Alumni, Owner and Vice President, Cardinal Ventures, Inc.
Jayda Bogan-Fountain
Board of Trustees
Parent of a Prep alum and one current Prep student, Senior Professional Development Specialist for Curriculum Associates, Inc.
Jim Coggin, Jr.
Board of Trustees
Prep alum: Class of 1984, Parent of two Prep alumni, Owner and President, Precision Communication, Inc.
Lou Ann Flatgard
Board of Trustees
Prep alum: Class of 1983,
Parent of a Prep alum
Deron R. Harmon
Board of Trustees
Uncle of a current Prep student, Alderman, City of Flowood, Ward 1, Active member of the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses’ Association, and the Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
Jet Hollingsworth
Board of Trustees
Prep alum, Class of 1994, Parent of one Prep alum and two current Prep students, Attorney, Butler Snow
Robert Lampton
Board of Trustees
Prep alum: Class of 1979, Parent of three Prep alumni, Robert has been at Ergon, Inc. for the past 42 years where he served as President of four different divisions and is presently serving on the Ergon, Inc. Board.
Dr. Kimberly Nichols
Board of Trustees
Parent of two Prep alumni, Physician, Jackson Health Care for Women
Amanda Puckett
Board of Trustees
Parent of two Prep students,
Co-Owner, AP Collection, CPA
Leigh Reeves
Board of Trustees
Parent of two Prep students,
President, Snapshot Publishing
Dr. Mary B. Taylor
Board of Trustees
Parent of two Prep alumni, Professor of Pediatrics and Suzan B. Thames Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
Dana Wilson
Board of Trustees
Parent of two Prep students, Vice President, State Enterprise Operations, Tyler Technologies Digital
Solutions Division
Dudley Wooley
Board of Trustees
Prep alum: Class of 1984, Parent of three Prep alumni, CEO/COO, Ross & Yerger