Department Overview

  • Overview

    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 the opportunities for effective, two-way communication with our community as we aim to increase student achievement.

    Public and Media Relations Services

    P&MR 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.

Contact Information

  • 662 South President Street 
    Jackson, MS 39201

    Contact Public & Media Relations

    Sherwin Johnson, Executive Director 
    (601) 960-8935

    Benita Donald, Comm. Specialist
    (601) 960-2782

    Georgette Keeler, Web Manager
    (601) 973-8604

    Carolyn Amos, Admin. Secretary
    (601) 960-8867

    Marguerite Rufus, Receptionist 
    (601) 960-8700

Last Modified on January 24, 2019