About SMEC

Southwest MS Education Consortium (SMEC) was established July 1, 1997, operated by Jackson State University’s College of Education and Human Development, and is housed in the School of Lifelong. We provide professional development and community services to diverse educational entities across MS. We have formed partnerships with the public and private education providers for the following purposes: to unify, supplement, enhance and expand the capacity of member agencies toward improving the quality of their students’ academic outcomes.

SMEC seeks to continue its partnership and outreach to selected educational entities. The partnership provides for professional development, support services and/or programs consistent with the needs of requesting members, such as: technology, curriculum, instruction, evaluation, research, leadership, educational/classroom management, safety, literacy, networking opportunities, cultural diversity and others. Based upon member district needs assessments. SMEC has a history of providing high-quality professional development training sessions and providing technical assistance. These training sessions are delivered by a high-quality resource pool of trained technical assistants representing many years of experience. A formal and systematic approach to the delivery of the planned programs of professional development services are tailored to members’ schedules and request; these requests include workshops, seminars, interactive video and on-line training.

FY21/22 Member School Districts:

  • Amite County
  • Brookhaven
  • Claiborne County
  • Clinton Public
  • Columbia
  • Covington County
  • Franklin County
  • Hazlehurst City
  • Hinds County
  • Holmes County
  • Jackson Public
  • Jefferson County
  • Jefferson Davis County
  • Kosciusko
  • Lawrence County
  • Lincoln County
  • McComb Separate
  • Natchez-Adams
  • Rankin County
  • Simpson County
  • South Pike
  • Walthall County
  • Wilkinson County
  • MS Achievement School District
  • Yazoo County
  • Vicksburg-Warren

FY21/22 Member Organization:

  • Jackson State University