Director of Auxiliary & Summer Programs
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi. She joined the staff at USJ in 2011, after many years as an active parent volunteer. Since that time, she has served in various roles, including Summer Programs Director, Director of Alumni Relations, and Assistant to the Head of School. With more than a decade of office administration experience, Melissa also has six years of experience in Human Resources. She and her husband, Matt ('90), have two sons, Nick ('18) and Zach.
The University School of Jackson is very pleased to announce Cynthia Kirsch’s hiring as its new Lower School Director. Mrs. Kirsch brings an extensive background in independent schools, from having attended one herself from Pre-K through 12th grade to serving 20+ years in leading independent lower schools in Dallas...Read More
Headnotes: Tested A few years ago, a friend and I planned to run a half marathon. We set goals, trained accordingly, and were ready to go on race day. On that cool, perfect for running April morning, we came out of the chute faster than usual and were “banking...Read More
Tuition Truths I will admit I enjoyed reading the responses from our recent surveys, as it felt great to read parents rave about our committed and caring faculty, the school's response to Covid-19, and the improvements being made to the campus and the USJ experience. And while I don'...Read More
USJ Announces New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator After School Care and Camp Bruins Director Faith Dixon and Assistant Development Director Cathy Garrett recently announced that they would leave USJ at the end of the school year. Both of these administrators...Read More