2018 Leader-in-Residence Program & Gala

To continue providing quality educational opportunities to help our students become our leaders of tomorrow, JMPHS is hosting its first Leader-in-Residence Program January 25th – 27th presented by Madison County Community Bank and J+J STRONG.  The purpose of the Leader-in-Residence Program is to engage JMPHS students, faculty, and staff and members in the Madison County community with leaders from diverse backgrounds to encourage positive discourse and discussion on topics relevant to helping students become ethical and effective leaders.

The theme for this year's program is "The Value of Education and Diverse Perspectives."  Topics for students will include not only the importance of education in becoming an effective and ethical leader, but also the importance of listening to, respecting, and discussing different ideas and perspectives and working collaboratively to achieve goals.  In other words, the objective discussion of ideas creates a synergy so that the result of collaboration is worth more than that which individuals may achieve on their own.  In addition, topics for faculty and staff will include creating a culture of education and addressing the minority student learning gap.

Our presenters are Dr. Patrick Walker and his wife Nicole Roach from St. Louis, MO.  Both have a wealth of experience with students of all ages and enjoy interacting with students to help them dream bigger and do better than they think or other people tell them they can.  Dr. Walker and Mrs. Roach will be meeting with a variety of students, educators, and business and community leaders during their stay.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support leadership education in Madison County!


Pre-Gala Reception for Select Event Sponsors:          Saturday, January 27 5:00 – 6:00pm

Gala & Silent Auction:                                                    Saturday, January 27 6:00 – 8:00pm

Both events will be held at Divine Events in Madison.

Completed form and payment must be received by January 26th for sponsorship and gala tickets to be confirmed.  


To learn more about Nicole Roach: http://www.nicciroach.com/.

To learn more about Patrick Walker:  http://www.patrickwalker.co/

Nicole is CEO of a nonprofit organization, Mosaic Ceiling, she helped to start.  Mosaic Ceiling's mission is "to empower women one ceiling at a time."  To learn more about Nicole's nonprofit, Mosaic Ceiling:  https://mosaicceiling.com/