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News Room – Public & Media Relations


Contact Information

662 S. President Street, Jackson, MS 39201

Sherwin Johnson,
Executive Director, (601) 960-8935

Carolyn Amos,
Administrative Secretary, (601) 960-8867

The Public and Media Relations Office supports the mission and vision of Jackson Public Schools. We strive to improve stakeholder satisfaction and support by providing consistent, timely and accurate information while making the most of opportunities for effective, two-way communication with our community as we aim to increase student achievement. The Office of  Public and Media Relations oversees the following departments:

Graphic Arts (601) 960-8716
Partners in Education (601) 960-8905
Instructional Television (601) 960-8898

Public and Media Relations Office Staff

PMR staff members work with every department and school within JPS to meet its media needs through a myriad of techniques to maximize publicity for district and school related events and activities including news releases, feature stories, photography, media contacts, press conferences, media invitations, and more. Specifically, we:

  • Help District leadership, schools, and central offices publicize news, announcements, and events.
  • Work with print and electronic media outlets to ensure fair, accurate coverage of school and District news.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to coordinate news conferences and other media events.
Benita Donald

Communications Specialist

(601) 960-2782

Georgette Keeler

Web Manager

(601) 973-8604

Marguerite Rufus


(601) 960-8700