Gena was born in Blue Springs, but moved to Jackson her junior year of high school. She and her husband, Dave, have three children, Dalton, Davis, and Ava, who are FPDS alums and current students. They attend First Presbyterian Church. “I am so thankful for the opportunity for my children to attend a Christian school and for the opportunity to teach here,” she says. “In the culture today, it is so important for Christian values to be reiterated at as many different places as possible.” A graduate of Mississippi State University, Gena enjoys reading in her spare time. Gena joined the FPDS staff in 2013 after teaching preschool for several years.