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Meet the Jonesboro Middle School
Community and Student Engagement Team

 

6th Grade

Dequincey Brown
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My name is DeQuincey Brown, and I am the 6th grade Student Engagement Specialist (SES) at Jonesboro Middle School.  I am originally a native of Augusta, Georgia and have over 15 years of experience working as an advocate for at-risk youth in the community. I am a certified Life Coach and previously served as an Academic Success Coach- specializing in working with students with Individualized Learning Plans (IEP) for learning and behavioral support.  I love all things art and music and am excited to be a part of the Jonesboro Middle School Family. I look forward to finding ways to use my talents and skill sets to add value to this great school and community, one student at a time.

Please contact me at: Dequincey.Brown@clayton.k12.ga.us

7th Grade

Tamara McNeil

Welcome to a Fantastic 2022-2023

School Year!

My name is Tamara McNeil, and I am the 7th Grade Student Engagement Specialist (SES) and Culture Specialist here at Jonesboro Middle School. It is an honor to be able to collaborate with your scholars in this capacity. My role at JMS is to motivate, encourage, and mentor the 7th-grade scholars on my caseload in order for them to achieve their social and emotional goals. 

 

I have over 15 years of experience working with students in grades K-12 and higher education in different roles. I also work part time under supervison as a Mental Health Clinician for Anchored Counseling, LLC. I enjoy gardening, traveling to different countries, and spending time with my family. I am eager to share my knowledge and experience with the scholars and families of the Jonesboro community as we work to create a healthy and stimulating environment in which scholars can thrive and excel. 

If you would like your child to be on my caseload and receive one-on-one academic coaching and SEL, please contact me by email or phone.

 

Please contact me at: 

Tamara.McNeil@Clayton.K12.GA.US

Cell: 404-210-1957

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8th Grade

Estellena Scott

My name is Mrs. Estellena Scott and I have been working for this wonderful school district since January 2014. I started off as a School Bus driver where I obtained my driver instructor license to train and teach state CDL classes. I then moved on to become an Administrative Assistant at the wonderful school of Huie Elementary. Now, I have transitioned over to Jonesboro Middle School where I am the 8th Grade Student Engagement Specialist and SEL lead. I grew up in this county, which pushes me daily to work harder with our students. I understand the culture which motives me to motivate our students. 

 

In my spare time, let's just say working at Jonesboro Middle is like my 2nd job. My main and most important job is being a wife to my amazing husband and the best mother I can be to my 7-year-old son. I have a lot to be thankful for,  just knowing that I was able to meet my husband at Morrow High School. Yes, we are high school sweethearts. 

Overall, the students are the reason why I come to this building every day. Growing up in Clayton County I was grateful to have instructors to be there for me, even if I was not showing that I was. I try to thank them daily by instilling in the students what they tried to instill in me. 

 

Please contact me at:

 Estellena.Scott@Clayton.K12.GA.US 

Antonio McGaha

My name is Antonio McGaha and I am the new Communities in Schools site coordinator here at Jonesboro Middle School. It is indeed a pleasure and honor to serve the student population and surrounding community. I hold a degree in social work from Georgia State University and have 19 years of experience in education including extensive work in special education dealing with kids with behavioral disorders. As a result, I bring a wealth of experience, skill, enthusiasm, compassion, and creativity to this position as site coordinator. I am very passionate about educating and empowering young individuals and will fully utilize this quality in effort to ensure that the students here are successful academically, behaviorally, and socially.

Please contact me at: amcgaha@cisatlanta.org

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Our Approach

In Check & Connect, the "Check" component refers to the process where mentors systematically monitor student performance variables (e.g., absences, tardies, behavioral referrals, grades), while the "Connect" component refers to mentors providing personalized, timely interventions to help students solve problems, build skills, and enhance competence. Mentors work with caseloads of students and families for at least two years, functioning as liaisons between home and school and striving to build constructive family-school relationships.

SES Duties


• Weekly - Individual or group social and emotional sessions with JMS scholars and teachers
• Daily - Visiting and observing students' needs, in and out of the classrooms
• Ongoing -  Tracking students' attendance, grades, and behaviors regularly
• Everyday - Collaborating with and providing feedback to students and stakeholders.

 
At Jonesboro Middle School, "We believe in ourselves and are committed to being RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and READY to learn and grow in every situation."