The Jackson Public Schools board selected three new officers this week. Board members chose former vice president Monica Gilmore-Love as the new president, Linda Rush as vice president and Tim Collins as secretary.
Gilmore-Love represents Ward 1 on the board. She is a 20-year veteran of an environmental consulting business and a mother to three JPS students. She attended Alcorn State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Mississippi State University.
In 2009, the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce named Gilmore-Love Volunteer of the Year. She has served on the Parent Teacher Student Association at McWillie and Power APAC elementary schools and Chastain Middle School.
Rush represents Ward 6. She is married to Dr. Timothy Rush and has two children. She has served as an advocate of PTSA for 20 years and currently serves on the association at Siwell Middle School.
The new vice president is a member of the Jackson State University Alumni Association. She is the youth director at College Hill Baptist Church.
Collins, executive director of the Mississippi Housing Partnership, represents Ward 5 on the school board. He holds earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and master of public policy and administration from Jackson State.
He serves on the Jackson diocese of the Governance Council of Catholic Charities, Inc., the board of directors for Partners to End Homelessness and the Coalition for a Prosperous Mississippi.