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

Abigail Vickery - Mississippi Coding Academy

Abigail Vickery

Alex Le - Mississippi Coding Academy

Alex Le

Breaunna Smith

Charllieya Smith

Charllieya Smith

Chase LaCaze

Chase LaCaze

Christopher Lavine

Christopher Lavine

Darius James

Darius James

Darrion Goggins

Darrion Goggins

Dekevious Johns

Dekevious Johns

Deonte Horton

Deonte Horton

Fabian Hill

Fabian Hill

Ja_Ray Adams

Ja_Ray Adams

Jameeka Smith

Jameeka Smith

Jamerik Crutch

Jamerik Crutch

Janae Knight

Janae Knight

Jarrad Washington

Jarrad Washington

John Jackson

John Jackson

Joseph Hammett

Joseph Hammett

Kevon Nobles

Kevon Nobles

Latoya Lofton

Latoya Lofton

Lauren David

Lauren David

Margarito Valencia

Margarito Valencia

Marlon Morrison

Marlon Morrison

Nathaniel Ross

Nathaniel Ross

Robert Sanders Jr

Robert Sanders Jr

Taniyah Jackson

Taniyah Jackson

Tylen Seaton

Tylen Seaton

Tywon Berry

Tywon Berry