About Prep

Head of School

McRae Building

I love Jackson Prep—the students, the faculty, and the community. I was a member of the
school’s inaugural faculty, teaching seventh and eleventh grade social studies. Between then and now, I have served the school as a teacher, department chair, counselor, and principal. Today, it’s my privilege to work alongside the school’s talented faculty and staff, and I especially enjoy getting to know our students and their families.

Like many young people today, my parents moved several times while I was growing up.
The eldest of four, I was born in Denver and lived in Chicago for a number of years. At the
beginning of my fifth grade year, our family moved to Nashville, where we lived until my senior year of high school. At that time, we relocated to a small town in northwestern Tennessee called Union City, which was a big adjustment for me at that point in my academic career. As a result, I am especially interested in helping young people make the most of the challenges and opportunities that arise when they move to new schools or make new friends.

I earned a bachelor’s degree with a certificate in education from the University of Memphis and then earned a M.Ed. degree in counseling and additional graduate certification in educational administration from Mississippi College. I’ve also enjoyed special learning opportunities during my career, including the chance to study one summer at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

My son, Michael (1990 Prep graduate), is the President of Gordon College in Wenham,
Massachusetts. He and his wife, Rebecca, have three children, Elizabeth and twin daughters
Caroline and Emily.

When I’m not working at Prep or cheering on the Patriots, I like to travel and participate in
activities with my church, First Baptist Church Jackson, and the Downtown Jackson Rotary
Club. I am truly blessed to be a part of the Prep family and the greater Jackson community.

Susan R. Lindsay
Head of School