Dr. Sharon Williams is an experienced educator who has served as a teacher, principal, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Executive Director of Leadership and Professional Development and Project Director at a university-based non-profit organization. In her current role, she uses her leadership skills to serve students, teachers and leaders to support teaching and learning at all levels of the organization. Dr. Williams has shared her expertise in school improvement and professional development on many occasions through national and international conferences and has a keen interest in international education, organizational development and performance excellence. She is a Fulbright Educational Leadership Exchange recipient and represented the United States in Asia and South America, and was a 2014 and 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner. Dr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work and a Master of Arts degree in teaching from the University of Memphis. She received her education specialist and doctorate degrees in administration and supervision from Tennessee State University.
Dr. Sharon Williams
Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Jason Sargent’s 19 years as an educator began in the classroom teaching middle school students. He also served as an assistant principal, principal and executive director.
Dr. Sargent’s leadership preparation programs include the Millsaps College Principal’s Institute, Perspective Superintendent Leadership Academy, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s National Institute for Urban School Leaders. Dr. Sargent’s educational leadership was recognized and awarded by U.S. Congressman Bennie G. Thompson and Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes. His most notable accomplishments were the improvement of student academic performance at Brown Elementary School and Rowan Middle School as evidenced by the Successful Accountability Rating assigned by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Jason Sargent earned master’s and doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership from Jackson State University, a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education from Mississippi College, and is currently earning a master’s degree of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married with five children.
Jason Sargent, Ed.D.
Director of Testing, Enrollment, & Accountability