• Learning Forward Mississippi - Board of Directors


    Executive Director

    Sara Maghan, Pascagoula School District, retired



    Amy Rogers, Lamar County School District, Gifted Teacher



    J. Bradley Brumfield, Walthall County Schools, Supervisor of Instruction / Testing & Curriculum Coordinator



    Jennifer Mock, South Panola Schools, District Test Coordinator



    Karen Burke, Vickburg School District, retired


    Past President

    Walt Drane, Mississippi Department of Education, Executive Director: Student Assessment and School/District Accountability, Division of Research and Development


    Region 1

    Lisa White, Mississippi Department of Education, Educator in Residence (SSIP Coordinator),
    Office of Special Education


    Brant Puckett, Pontotoc County School District, STEM / Admin 


    Region 2

    Sarah Nicholson, Jackson Public Schools


    Frankie Blackmon, Sunflower County Consolidaed School District


    Region 3

    Leanne Long- Mississippi State University, Assistant Research Professor, Research and Curriculum Unit


    Betty Wilson-McSwain- McComb School District, Federal Programs Director / District Test, Coordinator, Early Learning Collaborative Coordinator


    Region 4

    Joe Nelson- Pass Christian School District, Principal


    DeDe Smith, Petal School District



    Peggy Williams, Lamar County School District, retired



    Irene Dearman, William Carey University


    MS Department of Education

    Paula Vanderford, Mississippi Department of Education


    Wendy Clemons, Bureau Director, Director of Professional Development and State Schools, Office of Professional Development


    Sebrina Palmer, Office of School Improvement, Director


    Federal Programs (MAFEPD)

    Tim Benjamin, Union County School District, Federal Programs Director