Our Mission

The North Mississippi Education Consortium is a partnership between forty-four North Mississippi public school districts, three community colleges, and the University of Mississippi’s School of Education. Its purpose is to provide a means whereby participating members can assure quality educational programs through cooperative efforts and shared resources, for the benefit of students and communities being served.

These efforts include: pooling local resources for special projects; professional development; sharing of expertise among members; identifying and securing revenues for cooperative projects, and exerting influence on state and national educational issues.

We’re proud to offer some of the best professional development workshops in the South. NMEC works with renowned educators from across the country to develop all of our content and bring it directly to the individuals who need it.


NMEC is overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of consortia members and other academia professionals in Mississippi, and helps guide NMEC down the path that best serves the teachers and students in our region, our state, and our country.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

  • David Rock – UM School of Education
  • Jay Allen – Itawamba Community College
  • Ricky Ford – Northeast Community College
  • Brian Harvey – Oxford School District
  • Michael Heindl – Northwest Community College
  • Todd English – Booneville School District
  • Christie Holly – Tishomingo County School District
  • Adam Pugh – Lafayette School District
  • Scott Cantrell, Monroe County School District
  • Ken Byars, Amory School District
  • Rob Picou, Tupelo School District

Jimmy Weeks


Mrs. Scott serves as Project Manager for grants, and is responsible for scheduling and coordinating professional development modules for the MS Department of Education (MDE), school districts, and private entities. Susan has been with the North MS Education Consortium since 2004. Prior to her employment with NMEC, she spent twelve and a half years with the Marshall County School District, serving as a classroom teacher and Lead Teacher. She also worked with curriculum and instruction, Title I, and testing. Susan currently holds a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership and a MS Administrator’s license. She is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Mississippi in the School of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction department.

Susan Scott

Project Coordinator

Dr. Weeks served as a classroom teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent for twenty-five years. Before joining the North MS Education Consortium in July 2019, he was the superintendent of Lee County School District.

He has a Bachelors of Education from Mississippi State University. He also earned a Masters of Educational Leadership and Doctorate of Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi.

Briana Stewart

Program Coordinator

Ms. Stewart manages the daily function and development of the professional development database for the MS Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs). In addition, she assists with accounts payable for the North MS Education Consortium. She also acts as a liaison between educators, school districts, the MS Department of Education, and various other parties to aid in the facilitation of continuing education programs (traditional and virtual). She attained a Bachelors of General Studies from the University of Mississippi that focuses in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education.

Anna Brantley

Educational Outreach Specialist

Miss Brantley is the point of contact for earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs), School Executive Management Institute (SEMI) credits, and Orientation for School Leaders (OSL) credits that teachers and administrators use to renew their license. She also provides aid in facilitating all professional development trainings held at the North MS Education Consortium. She has a Bachelor’s in Human Sciences in Human Development and Family Studies from Mississippi State University.

During her free time, she works as a Banquet and Reception Coordinator for Taylor Grocery Special Events Catering.

Marvin Williams

Video Production Coordinator

Dr. Williams oversees the video production and technology in both of the consortium’s classrooms as well as the in-house green room. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia, a Master’s of Arts in Journalism from the University of Mississippi, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi. In his thirty years with this University, he has worked as a video production coordinator for the School of Education, served as a Professor in the School of Journalism,  and has completed several other video production projects for Ole Miss. In addition to his experience at Ole Miss, he has worked with CNN and other television stations in Savannah, Jacksonville, and New Orleans.

With his expertise, the North MS Education Consortium has produced over one thousand videos, including the award winning SOE Minute from the University of Mississippi’s School of Education.

Christopher “Cookie” Williams

Video Production Consultant

Mr. Williams assists in the day-to-day operations and video production of the North MS Education Consortium.  He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Mississippi, and has fifteen years of experience in video production from camera operator to video editor to graphics designer.  Cookie has worked on several different projects which ranged from national advertising for Ole Miss Athletics to award winning indie films.