'Every community behind every child'

MAPE has served as a network of educators and community partners since 1984 and is one of just a few statewide partnership organizations of its kind in the U.S. We received 501 (c)(3) non-profit status in 1994.

Our mission: MAPE is committed solely to providing training and materials to help build local support for the success of all students.


It's a Fact: School Partnerships Make a Positive Impact

Partnership success stories from across Mississippi prove that stronger schools build stronger communities. We invite you to learn more about MAPE's 30-year legacy of supporting school-community partnerships to improve public education, student achievement, graduation rates, college attendance, economic development, quality of life, and much more. Check out MAPE's brochure and please share it in your community

MAPE Board of Directors

Our board members are business leaders, educators and community leaders
who are helping MAPE promote the advantages of school-community partnerships to improve public education in Mississippi.

Dr. Leslie Griffin
Delta State University

1st Vice President: 
Sandi Beason, APR
Clinton Public School District

2nd Vice President:
Sumesh Arora
Mississippi Development Authority

Vickie Powell
Mississippi Economic Council

Jean Cook
Mississippi Department of Education

Past President:
Dr. Suzanne Bean

Mississippi State University

Linda Ross Aldy, CAE

Debbie Anglin
Pascagoula-Gautier School District

Michael Bentley
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

Mike Clayborne
CREATE Foundation

Thea Faulkner
Jackson Public Schools

Beth Fisher

Nadine Gilbert
Jackson State University

Liz Hudson

Betty Lou Jones

Christi Kilroy
Vicksburg Warren School District

Susan King
Mississippi Department of Transportation

Katie McCrary
McCrary-West Construction

David Schommer
Jackson Public Schools

Leah Rupp Smith
Secretary of State's Office