The Mississippi First team is a group of dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to promote the mission of Mississippi First.
Rachel leads the work of Mississippi First,
including strategy, financial management,
Director of Operations
Tomeka is responsible for managing the day-to-day
operations, assisting with financial management,
and employee relations for Mississippi First.
Director of Communications
Brooke leads communications for Mississippi First by developing, coordinating, and executing
strategic internal and external communications.
Director of K-12 Policy
Toren assists Mississippi First in developing
and enacting our K-12 policy agenda.
Director of Early Childhood Policy
Micayla supports Mississippi First in developing
and executing our early childhood policy agenda.
K-12 Policy Associate
Grace supports Mississippi First in
implementing our K-12 policy agenda.
Special Projects Team
Director of Special Projects
Pheron is responsible for designing, managing,
and assisting with projects for the Mississippi First team, specifically focusing on charter schools.
Charter Schools Program (CSP) Coordinator
Linda is responsible for ensuring and maintaining federal compliance amongst CSP subgrantees.
The Board of Directors is the governing body of Mississippi First. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities. Board members meet quarterly to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization. They serve three-year terms and can serve two terms back-to-back.
Tim Abram, II