Director: Irene Williams-Jones, Family Education and Parental Involvement

Irene Williams-Jones headshot

Irene Williams-Jones

Location: 516 Forrest Street, across from Hawkins

Phone: 601-582-6672

Fax: 601-582-6667

The Harper-Wallin Family Education Center is committed to supporting student achievement at home, at school and in the community. Our goal is to provide students, families, and community members with the resources, services and support needed for academic success in today’s world. The Harper-Wallin Family Education Center is designed to help parents, guardians and caregivers provide more support to their children.

Services and Functions available to students, parents, and community include:

  • Excel by 5 Community Partner
  • Lending Library
  • Parent Liaison
  • GED Preparation Classes
  • GED Testing Center
  • On-Site Adult Education and Literacy Classes
  • Computer Lab
  • Resources and Support for Academic Event Projects (Science Fair, Reading Fair, other academic projects)
  • Home Bound Services
  • Defensive Driving
  • District Social Work Office
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • Assistance for Parents in locating Educational Resources
  • Teacher and Parent Training and Development Activities
  • Educational Resources and Support for Child Care Centers
  • Support for School PTAs
  • Encouragement and Support for Parents developing home environments that support learning and student success

To schedule events, reserve meeting space, or for center information, contact Dedra Gavin, computer lab facilitator at (601) 582-6672.