In today’s Daily Journal, I wrote a story about the school’s new Council of Excellence.
Here is a little more information about the council members, as well as their contact information:
THS Council of Excellence
• Chip Ashford, BancorpSouth, benjamin.ashford (at) bxs.com, (662) 321-1427
Chandler Craig, THS student, chanman_27 (at) yahoo.com
Doyce Deas, Learning Skills Center, ddeas1213 (at) aol.com, (662) 401-7891
Matthew Dillon, TPSD Assistant Superintendent, mdillon (at) tupeloschools.com, (662) 871-8680
Missy Donovan, Department of Youth Services, melissa.donovan (at) mdhs.ms.gov, (662) 231-7230
Cathy Fitzpatrick, parent and Renasant Bank, cfitzpatrick (at) renasant.com, (662) 401-9935
Juanita Floyd, parent and CREATE Foundation, juanita (at) createfoundation.com, (662) 488-5959
Michael Gratz, parent and Gratz & Gratz, P.A., michael (at) gratzandgratz.com, (662) 213-7424
Lori Grelen, parent and MSU Pontotoc Experiment Station, lgrelen (at) gmail.com, (662) 296-8887
Robin Haire, parent and Haire Wealth Management, firstname.lastname@example.org, (662) 871-3237
Kristen Hare, THS student, kristenhare94 (at) gmail.com
Amy Harris, parent and attorney, ajsharris (at) gmail.com, (662) 416-2069
Jason Harris, THS principal, jqharris (at) tupeloschools.com, (662) 841-8970
Andi Hildenbrand, parent, andihildenbrand (at) yahoo.com, (662) 321-9110
Gloria Holliday, real estate agent, gford (at) crye_leike.com, (662) 372-2826
Ashton Huey, THS student, ashton2495 (at) gmail.com
James Hull, parent and Hull Multi Media, Inc., jameshull3 (at) aol.com, (662) 213-3027
Michelle Milner, parent and Itawamba Community College, michellemilner3 (at) gmail.com, (662) 230-2393
John Oxford, parent and Renasant Bank, joxford (at) renasant.com, (662) 801-7473
Gerald Patterson, Word of Faith Ministries, geraldpatterson5 (at) gmail.com, (662) 422-1696
Charles Penson, Mt. Comfort CME Church, charlespenson (at) bellsouth.net, (662) 231-3193
Mary Ann Plasencia, TPSD Community Liaison, maplasencia (at) tupeloschools.com, (662) 891-8498
Bess Robbins, parent and Pedia Staff Inc., contact not available
Mike Sowers, parent and EnCore Furniture, msowers (at) bellsouth.net, (662) 231-5196
Nels Thorderson, parent and orthopedic surgeon, nthor30 (at) yahoo.com, (662) 690-9299
Teresa Ware, THS teacher, twware (at) tupeloschools.com, (662) 841-8970
Trae Wyatt, former TPSD teacher, parent and Vail Health Services; traeandamy (at) gmail.com, (662) 523-2159
Note: Parents include those of THS students, as well as those of younger students.
The 27-member group includes district and school leaders, teachers, students, parents, community leaders, business and faith-based representatives and others. It will meet at least four times during the year to present, research and discuss various concerns.
It will not have any decision-making authority in regard to school governance or finance but will offer an outlet for discussion on all sides of an issue. The group is facilitated by Nita Rudy, program director for Parents for Public Schools’ national office in Jackson.