Jackson 2019-2020

2019-2020 MCA Jackson Cohort

Coders with Instructors Herbert Brown and Javier Peraza

Meet the Instructors

Herbert Brown - Mississippi Coding Academies

Herbert Brown –
Classroom Instructor

Herbert Brown is the classroom instructor for the Mississippi Coding Academies’ Jackson site. 

He previously served as a teacher for the Algebra Project at Lanier High School in Jackson, Ms from 2006-2010. He later worked as a financial aid counselor at Tougaloo College. 

Currently, he serves on the board of directors for the Algebra Project as treasurer. Brown has received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Jackson State University and a Bachelor’s in Finance from Mississippi College.

Bryce Mullican - Mississippi Coding Academies

Bryce Mullican –
Coding Instructor

Bryce Mullican is a coding instructor for the Mississippi Coding Academies’ Jackson site. Born and raised by educators in Hattiesburg, Miss., Mullican went to the University of Southern Mississippi, where he got a degree in Advertising.

After college, Bryce taught himself coding, eventually becoming a Senior Web Developer at the advertising agency Mad Genius where he worked for 9 years. Bryce believes in empowering people by teaching code; he states that the main selling point for joining the academy was the drive, brilliance and dedication of students at the academy.

Javier Peraza - Mississippi Coding Academies

Javier Peraza –
Classroom Instructor

Javier Peraza is a classroom instructor for the Mississippi Coding Academies’ Jackson site. Peraza has four years of experience teaching in Jackson Public Schools, where he also served as the debate coach at Murrah High School. Prior to that he was a regional field director for both of President Obama’s campaigns and the Democratic National Committee.

Peraza is the co-founder of Jackson Kids Code, a start-up project in Jackson, Miss., with a mission to expand access to computer science through summer coding camps and after school programming opportunities.

2019-20 Coders