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Ms. Ginny Futvoye in her art class

New Teacher Profile: Ginny Futvoye

By Elizabeth Sweat and Isabella Bryant November 16, 2022

Ms. Ginny Futvoye is a new art teacher at Jackson Prep. She first became interested in what would become her career while only in fifth grade, although she recalled that “It was when I was in elementary...

New Teacher Profile: Leslie Decker

New Teacher Profile: Leslie Decker

By Elliot Williams and Noble Wilkinson September 28, 2022

A Prep graduate, Ms. Leslie Decker, a new addition to the art department, makes her way to Prep for this school year. Ms. Decker has a long history of loving art, having a genuine passion in art...

Ms. Leslie Buckley instructs a student

New Teacher Profile: Leslie Buckley

By Isabella Bryant and Elizabeth Sweat September 28, 2022

Ms. Leslie Buckley is a new teacher at Jackson Prep and will be in charge of the dyslexia program as of next year.  Ms. Buckley taught first grade for about twenty-five years, and began to notice...

New Teacher Profile: Lauren Markle

New Teacher Profile: Lauren Markle

By Res Ishee and Evelyn Waterloo September 12, 2022

Prep has added a new member to its faculty for the 2022-2023 school year, Coach Lauren Markle. Coach Markle played college volleyball at the University of Montevallo in Alabama and has been involved...

New Staff Profile: Emily Garner

New Staff Profile: Emily Garner

By Anna Blaire Bryant, Editor in Chief September 8, 2022

Ms. Emily Garner is Prep’s new director of Branding and Marketing. She is from Caledonia, Mississippi. She went to the University for Women. or “The W'', and graduated with a degree in publications...

New Teacher Profile: Mimi Bailey

New Teacher Profile: Mimi Bailey

By Noble Wilkinson and Elliot Williams September 6, 2022

As the first fifth-grade teacher at Jackson Prep, Ms. Mimi Bailey is breaking new ground.  After dreaming of becoming a teacher since her childhood, Ms. Bailey earned a Masters of Elementary Education...

Ms. Valerie Abraham in her new classroom

New Teacher Profile: Valerie Abraham

By Evelyn Waterloo and Res Ishee August 29, 2022

Ms. Valerie Abraham is not only Prep’s new French I teacher, but she is also French herself. Ms. Abraham, who has taken on the large task of teaching one of Prep’s largest classes, came to Mississippi...

Baty Newman takes a selfie with a lion.

Baty Newman, from Mississippi to Africa and back again

By Jack Impastato, Staff Writer March 7, 2022

Baty Newman is a sophomore at Prep and has had the unique experience of having lived in Kenya. While the majority of Prep students come from one of several feeder schools, he got to spend several of...

The Governors Mansion in downtown Jackson, decked out for the 2021 holiday season.

Governor’s Mansion shines during Christmas season

By Evans Reynolds January 3, 2022

Every year, the first family of Mississippi decks the halls of the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion. Over the years the Governor’s Mansion has been decorated with many different themes relating to...

Hidden Features: The Vault

Hidden Features: The Vault

By Jack Dryden, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

Ms. Sarah Shaw teaching in her Guyton Center classroom.

New Teacher Profile: Sarah Shaw

By Evans Reynolds September 24, 2021

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Jackson Prep Science Department has gained a new teacher, Ms. Sarah Shaw. This Prep graduate from the class of 2000 (and former opinion editor of The Sentry)...

Coach Derek Rang teaching class.

New Teacher Profile: Derek Rang

By Jack Impastato September 23, 2021

There have been many new editions to 2021-2022 Jackson Preparatory staff, including new geometry teacher and assistant football coach Derek Rang.  Coach Rang attended Maryville College in Tennessee...

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