First Presbyterian Day School


Laura Young

Laura spent her early childhood growing up on a farm in Holmes County before moving to Yazoo City. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in elementary education and has experience teaching preschool, kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade. She came to FPDS in 2007. She and her husband, Johnny, have three children, who are FPDS graduates – Anna Laura, John Henderson and James. They attend First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, and Laura enjoys cooking and gardening.  “All of my children went through the Day School,” she says. “We loved it then, but I love it more now that I am teaching because I see first-hand how wonderful the teachers are. They are so dedicated. As a Bible teacher, I see just how much Bible they are taught. It is wonderful to see these children taught so much of God’s Word.”

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Parents of Dyslexia Immersion Program Seeing the Benefits

By FPDS Admin 1 | November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Mindy Boyd, dyslexia program director A new school year is always welcomed with excitement….excitement of all things “new.” A new grade, a new teacher, new friends, and ultimately a new beginning!  A new beginning is exactly what the new Dyslexia Immersion Program at FPDS has proven to be for…

Reflections on the Eclipse

By FPDS Admin 1 | August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Brenda Scott, first grade teacher I noticed that all the talk in my life this past weekend was about the eclipse.  People at church, in my neighborhood and in my family were discussing the event.  Talk of the glasses needed to protect our eyes, the time we could observe…

10 Commandments of Parenting

By FPDS Admin 1 | August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Gary Herring, Head of School 1.  Remember that elementary school is just that…elementary. Don’t stress when the school calls you. Don’t over-emphasize grades. Consider this: Do YOU remember your third grade math scores? 2.  Be on time! Be on time for school, church, and sports. 3.  Reading to your…

I Can Be A: Lawyer

By FPDS Admin 1 | February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Posted on February 01, 2017 by Alyson Jones, FPDS parent I am excited to have the opportunity to write for the FPDS blog. My career and my faith are such a large part of my life, and I enjoy sharing my story. I am from Knoxville, Tennessee, although originally I was born and raised in…

I Can Be a: Doctor

By FPDS Admin 1 | January 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Posted on January 10, 2017 By Amanda Penny, MD and FPDS Parent When I was in high school, my physics teacher was an engineer. We spent the year discussing how things work, from how do planes fly to why boats don’t sink. I loved learning about processes and enjoyed the class so much that I…

Coach Mazuecos: From Madrid to Mississippi

By FPDS Admin 1 | January 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Posted on January 23, 2017 FPDS Spanish Teacher and Soccer Coach Antonio Mazuecos has said that a few years ago he never would have believed he would be living in Mississippi, but the Lord has led each footstep he has taken and been by his side in every moment. When Antonio was three-years-old, his parents…

A Classroom Calling: Mary Elizabeth Randolph

By FPDS Admin 1 | December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Posted on December 01, 2016 by Mary Elizabeth Randolph, fourth grade teacher I knew at the age of four I wanted to be a teacher.  This was the same year my baby brother arrived on the scene at our house, and I started sneaking into his room in the mornings to “teach” him how to read…

I Can Be A: Teacher

By FPDS Admin 1 | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Melissa Tullos, second grade teacher, FPDS I knew from an early age that God created me to be a teacher. When I declared this major officially in college, my mom gently offered that maybe I could be a chemical engineer or a pharmacist… those make so much more money.…

FPDS: Leading the Way in Elementary Education

By FPDS Admin 1 | October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Meredith Johnson By being one of the only schools in the metro-Jackson area that offers kindergarten through sixth grade education exclusively, First Presbyterian Day School is a leading specialist in elementary education. Why is this important in the life of a child? A Biblical foundation laid in the heart…

Growing Up

By FPDS Admin 1 | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Kathryn Day A few weeks ago I attended my first FPDS Back to School Night…as a PARENT! My oldest daughter is now a kindergartner, and I realized very quickly that I have a lot to learn about having a child in “real school” now. As I sat in her…