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Subjects Taught




High School:  Benton Academy High School, 1994

 Community College:  Holmes Community College, 1997 (Associate Degree)

 College:  Mississippi State University, 2000 (Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching & Coaching)

 Graduate School:  Mississippi State University, 2002 (Master’s Degree in Teaching & Coaching)



Teaching and Coaching Experience:

2000-2003: Track and Field Administrative Assistant Coach, Mississippi State University

2003-2005: Track and Field Assistant Coach, Jacksonville State University

2005-2006: Track and Field Assistant Coach and Teacher, Bevill State Community College

2006-2008: Track and Field Assistant Coach and Teacher, Troy University

2008-present: Physcial Education & High School Coach, Overpark Elementary & Center Hill High School







Me llamo Jeremias!

Buenos dias. Mi clase es divertida . En esta clase nosotros corremos y jugamos.Tengo padres muy interesantes. Tengo un hermano. Tengo dos ahijados. Lexie es estudiosa y Southern es inteligente. No tengo abuelos. No Tengo Tios y una Tia. No Tengo Hermanas. Mucho Gusto!



Coach JJ Downs

Position: P.E. Coach
Birth date:
August 1, 1975
Birthplace: Jackson, MS
Hometown: Yazoo, MS

I am now in my seventh year of not only being the Overpark Elementary physical education coach but also the coach of the Center Hill High School Mustangs cross-county and track & field team. I am a native of Yazoo City, Mississippi I graduated from Benton Academy in 1994 where I lettered in football, basketball, track, tennis, and baseball.  I received my associate degree from Holmes Community in 1997. I received my bachelor's degree in teaching and coaching from Mississippi State University in 2000 and a master's degree in teaching and coaching from Mississippi State in 2002. I was a three sport letterman winner at Holmes Community College from 1996-1997.  I also lettered in Track and Field at Mississippi State University where I was a member of the track team from 1997-1999. I began my teaching and coaching career at Mississippi State University as the administrative assistant coach in 2000. I then moved on to Jacksonville State University from 2003-2005, Bevill State Community College from 2005-2006 and Troy University from 2006-2008.


Mrs. Kellie

    Mrs. Kellie Read has resided in Byhalia, MS for 43 years. She has been employed with DeSoto County Schools since 2009. She is married to Cameron and has two children, Shelby and Molly. Mrs. Kellie is very excited about being in P.E. this year!!!!