Meet our amazing staff at the ACE Program! We strive to provide encouragement, guidance, and support in a structured, but flexible environment that promotes academic excellence.

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Ms. Ashley McBride



New Student Services Coordinator 
coming soon!
501-666-9032 ext. 7

Ms. Nicole York


501-666-9032 ext. 2


Ms. McBride

As the Program Director of the ACE Program, Ashley works directly with service providers, students, schools, and parents to develop service opportunities for participants.


Ashley also monitors participant progress, plans and coordinates all outreach/awareness activities, and oversees the applicant intake process. 

Ashley believes that at the heart of our work at the ACE Program is the conviction that student access to opportunities is the crucial lever that removes all barriers.

Fun Facts: 

Ashley has a Master of Science degree in Modern Human Anatomy with an emphasis in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. 

Ashley loves fashion and interior design!

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Ms. York

As the Parent Liaison for the ACE program, Nicole works with the students and parents to ensure the service selections exceed expectations. She maintains an open door policy to encourage effective and consistent communication.


Nicole's goal is to help students embrace the beauty of their heritage while exploring various career opportunities. 

Fun Facts:

Nicole is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. 

In 2022, she will receive her Bachelor of Business degree in the Science of Management at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. 


She enjoys playing and watching the native sport of stickball, especially the games at the Choctaw Indian Fair.