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Mr. Mark Townsend

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Mr. Mark Townsend

Mr. Mark Townsend is a twenty-one year veteran in education.  He has been an employee of Jackson Public Schools for four years. His educational experience began in Rankin County at McLaurin Attendance Center where he served as a teacher, middle and high school basketball and track coach, and a bus driver.  He would later serve in the Copiah County School District at Crystal Springs High School as a teacher and varsity boys’ basketball coach.  Mr. Townsend would also later serve as the assistant principal at Crystal Springs Middle School.

Mr. Townsend earned his B.S. in Elementary Education and his M.S. in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Jackson State University.  He would later earn his Ed. S. in Educational Leadership Supervision and Instruction from MS College.  Mr. Townsend has also been trained in Leadership through NISL (National Institute of School Leadership).

Mr. Townsend strongly believes that education is the key to every child increasing his or her opportunity to experience an important phrase of the United States Declaration of Independence, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  Every child should have the right to an educational experience that will prepare them to think and produce solutions for the challenges offered by an ever-changing world.

Mr. Townsend’s wife also works in Jackson Public Schools.  Their daughter and son are also products of Jackson Public Schools.

Mr. Jon Coleman

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Mr. Jon Coleman

Jon Christopher Coleman serves as Vice Principal at Brinkley Middle School in the Jackson Public school District located in Jackson Mississippi.  He has been an employee of the district since 2006, serving in various capacities such as Coordinator II in State and Federal Programs, Education Director for the Henley-Young Detention Center, Coordinator of Private Schools Federal Programs, and Administrator at Bailey High School.

Mr. Coleman is credentialed in the following areas: Four Separate Bachelors of Art Degrees in the areas of: Business, Economics, Accounting and Special Education from Tougaloo College located in Tougaloo, Mississippi;  Masters of Arts Degree in Education from Jackson State University located in Jackson Mississippi; and a Specialist Degree in Education, Supervision and Instruction from Mississippi College located in Clinton, Mississippi. Mr. Coleman has done further studies toward the doctorate degree from Jones International University.

Mr. Coleman believes that each child is unique, yet all children share the common goal for the need to be educated in a stimulating environment designed to meet their cognitive, emotional, social and physical needs. The culmination of this K-12 education should prepare each individual student for college or career readiness. He further believes that it is the duty of educators to deliver a high quality, standards-driven “WHOLE” rigorous curriculum which scaffolds the preparation of students to become productive,  marketable, self -sustaining citizens capable of contributing to and competing in a global society.

Mr. Coleman was born in Jackson Mississippi.  He is a product of the Rankin County School District in Brandon, MS and Jackson public school District in Jackson, MS.