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Dr. Bradley Blake

Dr. Bradley Dean Blake is Canadian by birth (Brantford, Ontario) yet raised as a Tennessean in Memphis and Lebanon, respectively. Dr. Blake's initial career training was in urban missiology, spending 17 years in Memphis, Long Island (New York), and northern Nigeria. Dr. Blake is married to Jennifer, and they celebrated their silver anniversary in 2023. They share four children, Ibrahim and Rahamatu, students at Harding University; Musa, a senior at Clinton High; and Imani at Sumner Hill Jr. High. When the Blake family returned from northern Nigeria in 2008, he re-tooled as a secondary social studies educator at Tennessee State then began teaching in Memphis-Shelby County Schools. When the call came to teach Advanced Placement History, Dr. Blake served at Vicksburg's Warren Central High to build an AP History program (US., World, European) and founded Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society. He then became National Board Certified. After entering the Ole Miss Principal Corps, Dr. Blake was placed in Clinton Public Schools then served as an Assistant Principal at Vicksburg High for four years. Dr. Blake has served as the principal of Magee High and Riverside High, most recently co-laboring to move and maintain successful schools. As family needs arose, he found work closer to home by serving as one of the assistant principals at Lanier High. Dr. Blake counts the opportunity to serve as the interim principal at Thomas Cardozo Middle as a high honor to work with teachers, staff, parents, and community members to build student achievement!

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Mr. Tracie Nave

I am Mr. Tracie Nave; I am entering my 4th year in Jackson Public School District as an assistant principal. This is my 21st year in education, 9 as an assistant principal in Texas and 12 as a Math and Science teacher. Currently, I serve as the 8th grade assistant principal. I am a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and I earned my Masters from Prairie View A & M University in TX. I look forward to working with you and your scholars this school year. It is a pleasure to serve the community of South Jackson in my role as an assistant principal.

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Ms. Erika Purnell-January

Hello Everyone! I’m so proud to be a member of the Husky Nation. I am a proud graduate of Robert M. Callaway High School. I taught Math, Science, and Algebra 1 in middle school for ten years in Vicksburg Warren School District and Algebra 1 in Jackson Public Schools. During my teaching tenure in Algebra 1 my passing rate for state testing was 98%-100% each year. I have completed seven years in administration three years as Head Principal of Madison High School, Madison Middle School, and Madison Alternative School in Tallulah, La. During my Principalship at Madison High School in Tallulah, La we were successful in receiving SACS Accreditation.

I received training in National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) in all three courses in 2018. I have a B.S. degree from Alcorn State University. I later received a Master of Science degree from Jackson State University and a Master of Education Degree from Mississippi College in Educational Leadership. I have one daughter. Again, I’m excited to be a Husky and thank you for having me! Go HUSKIES!

My Philosophy in Education is simple: Every scholar can reach their maximum potential and earn a high school diploma by engaging, inspiring, and being challenged academically to become globally competitive, technologically literate citizens, who will be college or career ready.

 

Our scholars deserve to be 21st Century learners and educated. There should be Excellence in All WE DO! Go Huskies!

Last Modified on February 2, 2024