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SCSD in Search of Career Coaches for New Program Provided by AccelerateMS

Simpson County School District is now in search of career coaches to develop a career coaching program at both its high schools, thanks to a significant investment by AccelerateMS.

Magee High School and Mendenhall High School will soon benefit from a career coaching program designed for public high schools across the state of Mississippi, as the result of an $8 million investment by AccelerateMS. Supporting a significant expansion of the career coach program in Mississippi public high schools, the program aims to connect and prepare high school students with Mississippi’s most in-demand careers. The $8 million project is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

“Through the work of local leaders in Northeast Mississippi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, our state has built a career coaching model that is transforming the future for students in our K-12 system,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “This dramatic expansion is a direct investment in the future of thousands of Mississippi students and will impact our state for decades to come.”

Individuals interested in becoming a career coach at Simpson County School District can apply on the Central Mississippi Planning & Development District website at The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 28. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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