Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

Meet Dedrick Sims, Founder Of Sims Fayola International Academy

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


Dedrick has been serving urban students since 1999 both as a teacher and a school leader. Dedrick’s career in urban education began in a high school classroom as a substitute and has since served in roles as a High School Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Secondary Curriculum Administrator, Master Lead Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Alternative School teacher, Dean of Students/Assistant Principal and Principal (Co-Ed and Single Gender). Dedrick has also served urban students in non-classroom/school based roles as an author of one book and several professional articles addressing urban education. Through completing several nationally respected school leadership programs like the KIPP Principal Leadership Program at New York University, New Leaders for New School, Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom, Gulf Coast Business Council Masters Program, SUPES Superintendent Academy, Get Smart Schools School Leadership Fellowship, and TeachNOLA’s Master Teacher Corps Selector Cohort, Mr. Sims is currently and has received extensive training in instructional leadership, operations, finance, and governance, along with significant exposure to the nation’s highest performing urban charter schools. Mr. Sims holds teaching licenses in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi as well as a K-12 Administrator license in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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Mississippi man jumps to death from cell phone tower after 3 suspected murders

Monday, April 9th, 2012

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a man killed his mother, stepfather and girlfriend at their Mississippi home before he climbed a cellphone tower and plunged about 300 feet to his death.

The Sun Herald reports ( the triple homicide occurred Saturday in Bay St. Louis, which is along the Gulf Coast.

No motive has been disclosed in the killings.

Authorities identified the victims in the Bay St. Louis slayings as Wilton Bernard Jr., his wife, Jeanie Bernard, and Kathleen Deese.

The suspect, Anthony Garrett, died later Saturday night as authorities tried to talk him down from a tower in nearby Waveland.