Mrs. Jackie Wright, M.S.
Director of Student Support Services
Jackie Wright is married to Edwin Wright and has three grown children and three grandchildren. She and her husband live in Oklahoma and operate a cow/calf ranch. She has thirty years in education as a teacher, principal and superintendent. Mrs. Wright has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and graduate hours in School Administration and a Master's Degree in Reading also from Northeastern State. She is a Reading Specialist and holds a Reading Specialist Certification issued through the State Department of Education in Oklahoma.
Ms. Deborah Raiees-Dana, M.A.
Math Specialist/Tutor Coordinator
Deborah Raiees-Dana graduated from John Brown University with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education. She has her Master 's Degree in Anthropology, with a focus on Geographic Information Systems, from the University of Arkansas. Deborah has several years of tutoring experience with Student Support Services, both at John Brown University and at Ozarka College In Melbourne, Arkansas. Her most rewarding career has been that of a mother.
Mr. Jarrod Heathcote, M.S.
Academic Assistance Coordinator/Learning Strategies Specialist
Jarrod Heathcote is married to Jennifer Heathcote who works in parent and alumni relations and they have three sons named Henry, Calvin and Abel. Graduating from JBU in 2008 with a B.S. in Youth Ministry Jarrod is very familiar with the Bible department. Jarrod was diagnosed in third grade with a learning disability and has been involved in learning centers and Student Support Services his whole academic career. He understands well what it is like to have a learning disability in college and how to succeed here at JBU. Jarrod has completed his graduate work holding a Master’s in Higher Education Leadership.
Mrs. Kelsey Howard, M.S.
Kelsey Howard is a JBU alumna and a proud “Siloam townie.” Kelsey and her husband, Jordan, worked at the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK) in multiple capacities and taught English in South Korea for one year. She is a grateful recipient of the Rotary District 6110 Kirchner Award, which funded her time in London where she received a Master’s degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art. As an SSS advisor and JBU adjunct professor, Kelsey is thrilled to integrate her faith with a love of art, storytelling, critical thinking and powerful writing.