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Jana' Slay

I am filled with excitement and joy to extend my warmest welcome to each and every one of you! My name is Jana' Slay, and it is my absolute pleasure to be your school counselor for 3rd-5th grade here at MCE. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Alabama A&M University. I earned my Master's in Education in School Counseling from Delta State University in 2017. In 2019, I obtained an Education Specialist degree in School Counseling from Delta State University in 2019. 

For those who are new to our Maverick family, I extend an extra special welcome. It is an honor to have you join our tight-knit community of learners, dreamers, and achievers. And to our returning families, welcome back! Your continuous support and trust in us are the pillars that make Madison Crossing Elementary a place where excellence thrives. As we embark on this thrilling journey together, I want to assure you that your child's well-being, happiness, and growth are at the very core of my heart. I am deeply committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment that allows each student to shine brightly as their unique self. The bond I share with every child is grounded in care, empathy, and love, just as if they were my own.

I firmly believe that every child has their own path to success, and my mission is to guide and support them every step of the way. Throughout the school year, I will be a steadfast advocate for your child's emotional, social, and academic needs. Whether they need someone to lend a listening ear, overcome challenges, or celebrate their achievements, I am here to walk with them on this incredible journey of growth and discovery. At Madison Crossing Elementary, we firmly believe in the power of collaboration and open communication.

I encourage all parents to actively engage with us and participate in various school activities. Your involvement is invaluable, and together, we can create an unbreakable bond between home and school that will lay the foundation for your child's success.

Please know that my door is always open. If you ever have any questions or concerns, or simply wish to chat, feel free to reach out to me. My email is We are in this together, and I am here to support you as well. Let's make this school year a memorable and transformative one for our Maverick scholars! I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and building a strong partnership that nurtures the brilliance within your child.