Mississippi Building Blocks – Staff Directory

To reach any member of our staff, contact our office at 601-898-1400.  You may also click on any of the links below to email a staff member directly.

Executive Director
April J. May –

Senior Staff Assistant
Ashley Mitchell - 

Assistant Director 
Kenecha Brooks-Smith –

Early Childhood Supervisors
Lisa Bonds – South Mississippi-

Jevelyn Smith – North Mississippi –

Parent Advocate & Public School Liaison

Tunga Otis (Central and South Mississippi) –

Terri Clark (North Mississippi and The Delta) – 

Delta and North MS area currently available 

Business Advisors
Jean Marie Goley – Central and North Mississippi –

Heather Flowers – Central & South Mississippi –

Shuronda Claiborne Common – Central and the Delta

Early Childhood Coaches

Metro Jackson Area and Surrounding Counties 

Alexas Rayford –

Erica Buxton –

Theresa Tate –

Washington County 
Marilyn Griffin –

Lamar and Forest County 

Carl Henderson –

Washington and Grenada Counties 

Lajuna Ivory –

Lee County
Early Childhood Mentor Position Currently Available 

Oktibbeha County
Jennifer Bell –

Quitman and Tate County 
Melissa Readus –

Pike County

Jowanda Magee – 

Harrison and Jackson Counties 

Jasmine Baker - 

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