Founding School Support Team

Iris Saffold

AmeriCorps Program Manager

Iris Saffold is a native of Greenwood, MS and a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University. Her professional background includes human resources, recruitment, admissions, professional liaison, social service, and customer service. Ms. Saffold’s professional motto is: “Work hard consistently and the results will come.” Iris is energetic, optimistic, and solution-oriented. She enjoys traveling, reading, and listening to music.

EL’ Johnthan Holston

Operations & Maintenance Assistant

Mr. Holston is a native of Itta Bena, MS. He holds a career certificate in Automotive Mechanics Technology from Mississippi Delta Community College. Mr. Holston’s work experience includes school operations and maintenance responsibilities. In his free time, he volunteers as a coach and mentor for Little League football and baseball teams. His lives by the motto “Proper preparation prevents poor performance.”  

Maurice Cheeks

Administrative Assistant

Mr. Cheeks graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College with Associate degrees in Mathematics and Biology. His professional experience includes math tutor, computer lab assistant, and office clerk. A native of Greenwood, Maurice describes himself as a devoted man of God, a husband, and a father.