New Staff Profile: Alyssa Finneyfrock

Ms. Alyssa Finneyfrock is the director of student life at Jackson Prep, and the first person to hold this new position. In this capacity, Ms. Finneyfrock is in charge of the strategic organizing of non-curricular activities for students at Prep, such as club and student trips.

Ms. Alyssa Finneyfrock with Katelyn Cox. Photo by Elizabeth Downing

Before working at Prep, Ms. Finneyfrock was a teacher at Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte North Carolina, then taught at Oak Hill School in Nashville. She completed an undergraduate degree in education from Appalachian State University on a full soccer scholarship, and went on to complete her master’s in independent school leadership at Vanderbilt. She is now working on a post-master’s degree from Harvard University in advanced educational leadership.

Away from school, Ms. Finneyfrock, who recently moved to Jackson, enjoys running, and even plans on participating in a half marathon in Charleston later this year. She also enjoys reading, spending time with her family, her dog, and traveling. She has been to over 30 countries and completed her student teaching in Dublin, Ireland.

One thing Ms. Finneyfrock says she is most excited about is the implementation of a new teacher advisory program at Jackson Prep for next school year. This advisory program is designed to have each student choose a teacher on campus to talk to any time.   

The thing she has enjoyed most about Prep is how, “Everyone has been welcoming and friendly.” Ms Finneyfrock said she is “excited to be apart of this great  community.”

Ms. Finneyfrock has an office in the senior high counseling suite, but can often be seen throughout the day consulting with students and teachers throughout campus.