Department Overview

  • Overview

    The Office of Public Engagement 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.

    Public Engagement Services

    Public Engagement employees work with every department and school within JPS to meet their 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.

    Sharing Your News

    Do you have some great news to share or a great story to tell? Let us know. Download and complete the appropriate form below and send it to the Office of Public Engagement.  

Contact Information

  • 662 South President Street 
    Jackson, MS 39201

    Contact Public Engagement

    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 October 22, 2019