About

WE ARE…

The Center for Education Innovation supports and connects families, early learning environments, schools and communities to resources, technical assistance, and best practices that prepare vulnerable children to become productive members of a global society.

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OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The Center for Education Innovation’s impact spans accomplishments at the district and state level. We have worked to spread best practices to 27 school districts and over 300 parents and educators; Incubate innovative communityled initiatives in 20 school districts; Improved business practices, environmental and academic quality and nutrition with 34 early childhood centers across the state; leveraged nearly $18 million to improve Mississippi’s educational programs and systems.

AN AGENT FOR CHANGE
The Center works as an agent for sustainable change in communities where poverty, low educational attainment and a lack of infrastructure intersect. MSCEI gives residents the skills they need to challenge their circumstances.

In 2014 MSCEI secured more than $2 million dollars in grants and contracts to continue and expand the Allies For Quality Care Program in the Metro-Jackson area. Center for Education staff are excited to share our strategies for success across the state including the COSEBOC Annual Gathering and the White House Town Hall Initiative focusing on Boys of Color.

Started on JULY 1, 2008
The Center for Education Innovation opened its doors on July 1, 2008. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Since then MSCEI has continued its efforts to move early childhood education forward in Mississippi.
2010 – Establishing the Center as a “Hub” for Advancing Education Innovation and Change through Collaboration and Partnership Development and Moving MS to the Tipping Point in Early Childhood Education.
BUILDING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS
From 2011 – 2013 MSCEI has moved toward more strategic focused work. We’re also working to build strong partnerships with other organizations like the Delta Innovation Foundation (formerly North Bolivar School Foundation) as well as creating a long term strategy for impacting educational systems and policy.
MOVING FORWARD MSCEI is establishing itself as Mississippi’s premier education intermediary. We are also seeking to engage students, teachers and families on social media and beyond.

Betty Bankhead

Office/Human Resource Manager
bbankhead@mscei.com

Sharon Nettles

Allies Early Learning Specialist
snettles@mscei.com

Sherrelle Kyle

Controller
skyle@mscei.com

William Brown

Business Advisor,
Allies for Quality Care
wbrown@mscei.com

Ayatti Hatcher

Program Associate / Shared Service Technical Assistant
ahatcher@mscei.com

Erica Jenkins

Program Assistant
ejenkins@mscei.com