Mr. Zackery Hodge

Phone: (601) 987-3591

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Mr. Zackery Hodge

Biography

Mr. Zackery Hodge is a native of Edwards, Mississippi. As a second-generation educator, he has accumulated over eight years of experience in the public school setting.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Jackson State University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Supervision.  

From 2010 through 2015, Mr. Hodge served as a 5th grade teacher at Walton Elementary School. While teaching, he founded, co-founded, sponsored, and supported numerous organizations, clubs, and educational systems. In 2014, he was awarded Parents of Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year and was Walton Elementary Schools’ Teacher of the Year in 2015.  Mr. Hodge subsequently became assistant principal at Pecan Park Elementary in 2016 and transitioned to principal of Brown Elementary School in 2017. He currently serves as principal of Walton Elementary also known as 3200 Bailey Avenue – The Address of EXCELLENCE! 

He has explored and expanded into other professional ventures over the years to include, former adjunct professor at Jackson State University, former fire fighter, and former board member of Jackson Association of Educators.  

Mr. Hodge’s philosophy of education is children are the future; therefore, everyone should be held accountable to ensure that each of them has the exposure and nourishment needed to be successful socially and academically. He is adamant and passionate about working with all families and community stakeholders to elevate the level of EXCELLENCE at Walton. 

Dr. Jamaka Holman

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Dr. Jamaka Holman

Dr. Jamaka Holman is deeply vested in educating students in Mississippi. She is a Mississippi native and has spent her entire educational and teaching career here. She grew up in Jackson and attended Jackson Public Schools. She graduated from Jackson State University, earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Elementary Education. She later returned to JSU to earn a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision.

She has served as a Montessori assistant, first- and second- grade teacher and school instructional interventionist.

Dr. Holman has received instructional leadership training from the National Institute for School Leadership and Millsaps Principals’ Institute.

She believes in building strong relationships with parents and community members to ensure a positive educational experience for all of our students. 

She is married to Dennis Holman, and they have three children, Keatan, Jordan, and Landan. 

Favorite Quote: "Don't let learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action."