Nina Biles hails from Belzoni, MS. She’s earned numerous degrees, including a BS in Office Administration, an MA in Rural Public Policy and Planning, and an MBA. Ms. Biles is a highly experienced manager with six years of office management at MS Valley State University/Thompson Hospitality, and three years office and finance management at the Greenwood Commonwealth. Outside the office, Ms. Biles enjoys cooking, road trips, and family time. The credo that guides her is: “If at first you don’t succeed, pick yourself up and try again.”
Maurice Cheeks is a graduate of Mississippi Delta Community College with Associate of Arts degrees in Mathematics and Biology. Before moving to his current role as administrative assistant, he served as a math tutor, computer lab assistant, and office clerk in educational settings. Mr. Cheeks is proud to describe himself as a devoted man of God, a husband, and a father.
Dr. Gloria Green-Morris holds a Doctor of Nursing in Organizational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi, an MS in Nursing Administration from Delta State University, and a BN in Registered Nursing. Her 26-year nursing career experience has included both medical practice and teaching. Dr. Green-Morris is inspired by Maya Angelou: “All great achievements require time.” In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
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.”
Greenwood native Jennifer Mitchell has five years of childcare experience, including founding her own business, and is the proud mother of five children. Her Christian faith guides her, and she lives her life according to this: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Outside of school, she enjoys being a praise dancer.
Ralphael Summerville, from Greenwood, MS, holds a BS in Social Work and an AA in Art. His career has included three years as a teacher and two as a safety officer. Mr. Summerville is guided by this motto: “Everyone can learn, but some learn at a different pace.” Outside of school, he enjoys watching football and spending time with family and friends. His advice is this: “Encourage everyone—someone will listen.”
Carrie Walls Hogan hails from Itta Bena, MS. Before coming to Leflore Legacy Academy, she spent 16 years in housekeeping management at The Alluvian Hotel in the MS Delta. When time allows, she loves to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. Her motto in life is: “I will not let anyone steal my joy or block my blessings.”
Jalissa Williams was born and raised in Greenwood, MS. She holds multiple degrees: a BA in Speech, an MA in Criminal Justice, an MA in Convergent Media, and an MAT in Elementary Education. She previously taught 4th grade ELA. Ms. Williams is passionate about helping people, especially children. In her free time, she enjoys travel and exploration, as well as spending time with family. Her guiding philosophy comes from the Bible, Jeremiah 29:11-13: “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”