Andrea Jones- Davis is a native of Grenada, Mississippi, who has devoted her life to educating others. She holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Public Management and Leadership Certificate from Jackson State University and a Master of Teaching Arts and Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. Andrea has obtained an AAA Educator License in Elementary Education (4-6), Business Education, Computer Education, and Technology Educator from the State of Mississippi.
While employed as a classroom teacher and Instructional Technology Facilitator, Andrea honed her education and training skills and later founded a mobile learning lab, Toot, Teach & Roll, which provides unique experiences for learners of all ages. Additionally, she was a participant in Leadership Greater Jackson’s Class of (2012), School Board Member, and recognized as one of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40.
Andrea’s work as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment strengthened her desire to develop a program that caters to college preparedness. But it was her work with children in the community and guiding her son and daughter in preparing for college entry that sparked the brainchild that is now The Next Chapter. Andrea believes in lifelong learning and wants to assist other prospective high school graduates in preparing for one of life’s greatest milestones by planning for and choosing the school of higher education most suited to their needs.
Andrea makes sure to maintain a great life-work balance by cultivating her creativity through journaling and arts and crafts, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. In addition to these notable accomplishments, Andrea has obtained certifications as a Google™ Educator and Smartboard™ Trainer and was recognized as one of 2017 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi. Andrea is an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, United States Distance Learning Association, Southern Association of College Admission Counseling, and several community organizations.