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LEAD Alumn Named JSCC Interim President

Sisk photoJackson State Community College has announced Dr. Jeff Sisk has been appointed to serve as interim president of Jackson State Community College. Sisk earned both a doctorate in higher and adult education and a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Memphis. He holds a bachelor's degree from Lambuth University and an associate degree from Jackson State.

Sisk, a Jackson State alum and president of Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Jackson and Whiteville, began his role Wednesday, Oct. 16. He was appointed by the Tennessee Board of Regents after Dr. Allana Hamilton accepted a position with the Board. Hamilton was appointed the vice president of academic affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chief academic officer of the College System of Tennessee. Read the full press release here>.


NEW Principal Named at Collierville High School!  

roger jones

Superintendent John S. Aiken is pleased to announce his appointment of Mr. Roger L. Jones, III as the new Principal of Collierville High School. Mr. Jones will assume his new role in June 1st. 

Jones, who is completing his fifth year as Principal at Collierville Middle, previously served as Vice - Principal at Arlington High School, as well Assistant Principal at both Arlington High and Collierville Middle. He began his career in public education in 2002 as a mathematics teacher at Schilling Farms Middle School in Collierville. He was selected by his peers as Collierville Schools "Principal of the Year" in 2018. 

Jones holds both a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and a Master of Science degree in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Memphis. He is a graduate of the Leadership Scholars program at the University of Memphis. 

Collierville High School is the largest high school in the state of Tennessee. The current campus opened its doors in August 2018 to approximately 2,800 students! The total construction cost was in excess of $100 million. 

Congratulations Dr. Nelson!

Congratulations to Dr. Steven L. Nelson on being named a member of the Editorial Board of the prestigious journal, Urban Education. He joins the Who's Who of distinguished scholars worldwide. See https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/urban-education#editorial-board