JSU Ph.D. grad named Jackson Public Schools Administrator of the Year


Kathy Broom (left) of Parents & Kids magazine congratulates Jane Everly.

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University Ph.D. graduate Jane Everly has been named the Jackson Public Schools’ Administrator of the Year. Everly is principal of Davis Magnet Elementary School.

The honor was announced during the Jackson School Board meeting on Feb. 21.

Davis Magnet is Mississippi’s first elementary school authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. Under Everly’s leadership, the school has been rated a star school by the Mississippi State Department of Education and was named a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School in 2008.

“Probably the most important factor in my decision to become an educator was that I loved being a student,” said Everly, a former gifted education teacher and administrator. “I have always enjoyed learning and believe strongly in the premise that educators must be life-long learners.”

Everly received an undergraduate degree from Belhaven College and master’s and specialist’s degrees from Mississippi College. She received a doctorate degree in educational leadership in 2006 from Jackson State University.

Everly led Davis Magnet in the development of an arts integration focus through a partnership with Ask4More Arts. The school recently began a collaboration with the University of Mississippi Medical Center where medical professionals work with students at the school in using scientific inquiry to solve problems.

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8 thoughts on “JSU Ph.D. grad named Jackson Public Schools Administrator of the Year

  1. Congratulations Dr. Everly on being named Jackson Public Schools’ Administrator of the Year. Courage and blessings to you as principal of Davis Magnet Elementary School and as you continue to lead the way in life-long learning. You are an inspiration to all of what can be done.

  2. Congratulations, Dr. Everly!!! I attended Davis Magnet over 20 years ago & it’s wonderful to see it’s still moving in the right direction!! Also, kudos on the 3rd Annual School Talent Show yesterday. Your students were awesome! 🙂

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  4. It still tells me that Jackson State University is still leading thr way for education and educating good quality role models.

  5. Congradulations Dr. Everly on such a great honor. Thank you for the hard work, dedication, and also for your desire to learn and teach others how to be the best possible educators and students. We need you, and more administrators like you that will assist teachers in becoming the best; therefore, taking an invested interest in our students. Keep up the wonderful work Dr. Jane Everly.

  6. She deserves this honor because Davis Magnet is a wonderful school. She does an awesome job with the students and this school is a postitive reflection of JPS.

  7. Congradulations Jane Everly on your accomplishment in being first an educator and 2nd for being named Administrator of the Year with JPS.

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