Dear SCCSD Pre-K/Kindergarten Families: 

     As Director of Early Learning for the Sunflower County Consolidated School District, I was given the privilege of writing a $932,000 W.K. Kellogg grant in 2018. The purpose of this grant was to remodel one of our district’s vacant elementary schools, which was previously known as James C. Rosser Elementary School. The vision that Superintendent Davis and I had was to create a centrally-located, high-quality Pre-K Center in Moorhead, MS that would be devoted to addressing the needs of Early Childhood in Sunflower County.

     After being awarded the grant by Kellogg, I became active in making design decisions for our new building and in overseeing the project from start to finish. It is hard to believe that our newly remodeled and renamed school is now a reality, opening its doors for the first time in September, 2020, as Rosser Early Learning Center. To say I am “beyond excited” is an understatement. After being so immersed in the project for almost a full year, it just made sense for me to move my office from Indianola to our new building here in Moorhead. It is such a blessing to see all of it come together and to see actual Pre-K students enjoying our new school.

     My vision and commitment for Rosser Early Learning Center and the SCCSD Early Learning Collaborative is to provide a high-quality early learning experience for four-year-old Pre-K students in Sunflower County so they may gain the foundation necessary for kindergarten and the years beyond. High-quality early education is critical to ensuring students’ long-term academic success. Paramount to this vision is our focus on achieving stronger and ongoing family and community engagement with parents and caregivers of our four-year-old children within the Sunflower County Consolidated School District Early Learning Collaborative.

Educationally yours,

Leigh Ann Reynolds, Ed. S.

Director of Early Learning

Sunflower County Consolidated School District

Leigh Ann Reynolds, Director