i2 – Inspire & Innovate

Tradition of Innovation

Preparing today’s children for life beyond college requires schools to think and act differently. That’s exactly what’s happening at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School as we build upon a tradition of innovation with i2: Inspire and Innovate, a school-wide movement that ensures our educational program meets or exceeds the standard at leading independent schools nationally. 

i2 is a new name with new opportunities for our faculty and students to practice the long tradition of innovation here at St. Andrew’s that has enabled the school to be the first in the state to:  

  • Have a Cum Laude chapter.
  • Offer Advanced Placement courses.
  • Have a one-to-one laptop program.
  • Field soccer and lacrosse teams.
  • Offer world languages.
  • Establish a Global Studies program.
  • Add a community service requirement for graduation.
  • Have an honor code for students on the high school level.
i2: Inspire and Innovate prioritizes collaboration, imagination, and innovation both inside and outside the classroom. Through i2, students are given access to revolutionary teaching/learning spaces; faculty are provided the opportunity to tinker with new ideas; and research-based teaching practices are curated and shared across both of our incredible campuses.
While our programming is undoubtedly distinctive, our faculty are the beating heart of St. Andrew’s and the i2 initiative. In our roles at St. Andrew’s, we spend every single day in classrooms supporting faculty, and we can directly attest to the high quality of teaching and learning that sets St. Andrew’s apart from other schools in the area. 
When you are ready to make a personal visit to St. Andrew’s (if you have not done so already) to experience i2 for yourself and your child, contact our office of admission at 601-987-9311 or admissions@gosaints.org. We look forward to sharing the future of education with your family. 
The Journey to i2

A taskforce of educators was assembled to explore advances in learning environments. After much research and travel to schools around the country to observe best practices, the taskforce concluded that most classrooms today are built for lecture, not learning. Learning is no longer a static process, and the classroom experience is no longer passive. Students need an active classroom that encourages and allows them to think and create, engage, and explore.

i2 Team

List of 12 members.

  • Photo of Sara Douglas

    Mrs. Sara Douglas 

    Director of Information Services and Online Learning, Director of Libraries, North Campus School Lib
  • Photo of Katherine Egger

    Dr.  Shea Egger 

    Associate Head of Lower School for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation
  • Photo of Perry Goldsbury

    Mr. Perry Goldsbury 

    7th Grade Science Teacher
  • Photo of Carla Kelly

    Mrs. Carla Kelly 

    2nd Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Hannah King

    Mrs. Hannah King 78

    5th Grade English Teacher, 5th Grade Team Leader
  • Photo of Mary  McArthur

    Mrs. Mary McCall McArthur 

    1st Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Marks McWhorter

    Mr. Marks McWhorter 06

    Upper School Science Teacher, Science Department Chair,
  • Photo of Susan Pace

    Mrs. Susan Pace 

    3rd Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Emily Philpott

    Mrs. Emily Philpott 

    Upper School History Teacher and Associate Director of Global Studies
  • Photo of Julie Rust

    Dr. Julie Rust 

    Associate Head of Middle and Upper Schools for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation
  • Photo of Megan Whitacre

    Ms. Megan Whitacre 

    North Campus Technology Integration Specialist
  • Photo of Sheena White

    Mrs. Sheena White 

    Kindergarten Teacher

South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001