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New Teacher Profile: Dennis Morgan

New Teacher Profile: Dennis Morgan

By Sam Graves and Will Gibbs

September 23, 2019

Mr. Dennis Morgan is the new woodworking teacher at Jackson Prep. He decided to come to Jackson Prep after working his own construction company, Dennis Morgan Construction, for many years. His many years of experience in craftsmanship is one of the reasons why he is well suited for this position.  ...

New Staff Profile: Spiller McLeod

Spiller McLeod in her office

By Walker Headley and Wayne Hsieh

September 23, 2019

Ms. Spiller McLeod, a Jackson Prep alumna, is the school’s new Athletic Administrative Assistant. Her office is located in the Manning Center, and her job includes being the secretary of the Booster Club, and assisting the coaches.  Her husband, Mr. Chan McLeod, also taught at Prep years ago...

New Teacher Profile: Grace Nabholz

New Teacher Profile: Grace Nabholz

By Bella Cole and Caroline Crumpton

September 19, 2019

Ms. Grace Nabholz is the new tenth grade geometry and computer science teacher. She attended Clinton High School and graduated with a degree in mathematics from Mississippi College. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in applied mathematics. Ms. Nabholz appreciated her college because it was abl...

New Teacher Profile: Zach Allison

Coach Allison on the job in the Prep hallway.

By Gavin Mullins and Haddon McLeod

September 19, 2019

New to Jackson Prep, Coach Zachary Allison is, in his words, “very excited and ready to get started.” Coach Allison serves as an assistant senior high basketball coach and head junior high coach and also teaches a study hall.  Coach Allison grew up in Pelham, Alabama, which is right outside of Bir...



By Julia Stradinger and Dylan Burkhalter

September 18, 2019

Ms. Shelby Grace Mays is the new JV and varsity volleyball coach at Jackson Prep. Ms. Mays grew up in Arab, Alabama, which is thirty minutes south of Huntsville. She later attended Mississippi College, graduating last May. Majoring in PE and Health, Mays was looking for a full time job that included...


Ms. Crisler Boone at work as Prep's Head of External Affairs.

By Jane Hurst and Caroline Huff

September 18, 2019

After some time spent away from Prep, Ms. Crisler Boone has returned, ready to jump back into the Jackson Prep community.  Ms. Boone previously attended Prep, and her children attended Prep as well. She also worked for years at Prep. She says “We [Jackson Prep] have to do a good job so we ca...

New Teacher Profile: Kayton Barnes

New Teacher Profile: Kayton Barnes

By Lilly Grace Sites and Mayrant Gonwa

September 11, 2019

Ms. Kayton Barnes is the new college prep algebra one teacher at Jackson Preparatory School. She grew up in French Camp, Mississippi. In high school she was a very strong student in mathematics, but never thought she would become a teacher. Besides developing her love of math in high school, she also...

New Teacher Profile: Butch Case

Coach Butch Case in the Prep gym.

By Joseph Ciaccio, Logan Huff, and Thomas Wasson

September 11, 2019

Coach Butch Case, an experienced basketball coach, came to Jackson Prep this year after spending time in many sports-related roles.  Coach Case attended college at Troy for football but realized it was not for him. During his four years there, he worked in the front office of their basketball progra...

New Teacher Profile: Sarah Atkinson

Maggie Boswell and Ms. Sarah Atkinson in Ms. Atkinson's senior high classroom.

By Elizabeth Kellum and Maggie Boswell

September 5, 2019

Writing has always been one of Ms. Sarah Atkinson’s hobbies.  Not only did she use her talent of writing as a freelance editor, but she is the current sophomore honors English teacher at Jackson Prep.   Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Ms. Atkinson moved all around the country as an adolesce...

Scouting a positive experience for many Prep boys

Recent Eagle recipients Gibson Brown, Walker Box, Jack Harvey, Andy Brown, Charlie Barbour, and Bennett Herring. 

By Lilly Noble, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The Boy Scouts of America’s highest attainable rank is Eagle Scout. This year many Prep students from multiple troops finally reached this long-sought achievement.  Obtaining the rank of Eagle is a long, hard task. In order to become an Eagle Scout, one must obtain 21+ merit badges, lead a no...

So, why do students get so many tickets?

That's the ticket...but why do students get so many of them?

By Mason Nichols, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

As sixteen-year-old Prep students hit the pavement with their newly acquired driver’s licenses, they quickly begin to learn the rules of the road. Though many have taken part in driver’s education classes, many lessons have to be learned through experience. Unfortunately, this often entails traffic...

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