Our Team

Amber McHenry

Franchise Owner

Amber is the wife of Micheal McHenry and the mother of 4 children, Autumn, Connor, Saxton, and Piper. Amber is a native of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and moved to North Mississippi over years ago. After high school, she received her B.A. in English with a minor in French from the University of Mississippi. In December 2020, she completed her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Belhaven University. She has been active in the community through American Red Cross, BNI, The Orchard Church, Rotary Club, and other various organizations. Amber has a passion for helping students to achieve their potential in life. She loves to see her students succeed in raising their ACT scores as well as becoming young men and women who are passionate about their lives.

Ericka Miller

Marketing Director

Ericka Miller holds a Bachelors in Secondary Education from Mississippi State University. Her previous experience includes positions as an English / History teacher, a Diagnostic Testing Administrator, and Intervention Tutor.
She, her husband Jay, and their daughter, Celeste enjoy life in Pontotoc. They are active in the community there, and attend First Baptist.
Ericka has a passion for assisting students in defining their direction, and helping them make great decisions that set them up for a lifetime of success.  She is also enjoying her new role in marketing - particularly in forming connections with other area professionals. She hopes to inspire her students in the areas of volunteer service and community involvement.
Ericka represents Class 101 by holding the Educational Consultant seat in the BNI United Professionals Tupelo Chapter. She is also a new Rotarion with the Tupelo chapter of the Rotary Club,and looks forward to the opportunities to give back in that role as well.
Ericka loves both her students and coworkers, and is a source of positivity to both.

Wendi Gordon 

Center Director

Wendi’s background is in Early Childhood Education & Development, and she worked as a preschool teacher for 24 years.  At Class 101 she enjoys spending her days with the amazing and talented staff as well as the incredible students. She enjoys meeting new families in the community and welcoming them to the Class 101 family. She says it is a joy for her to watch students excel and begin their college & career paths. Wendi and her husband Robert share four beautiful children and one special son in law together. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, watching movies, and attending Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo.

Jenny Simmons

Junior Planner / Math

Hello. My name is Jenny Simmons and I am very happy to be a part of Class101 and work with the outstanding team members Amber has assembled. My favorite thing throughout my thirty-five-year teaching career - thirty-four years at Saltillo High School and one year at the University of Hawaii - is helping students become better prepared for college or the workplace. At SHS, I taught all levels of math including state-tested Algebra I, Advanced Placement Calculus, and College Algebra. While at Saltillo, I earned a Masters's Degree and National Board Certification.  I was named Lee County Teacher of the Year, and, in 2015, was chosen as The Mississippi Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching winner.  After retirement in 2018, I worked around the state of Mississippi as a mathematics consultant.  During my career, I enjoyed watching my students grow, succeed, and become great community members. At Class101, I am once again getting to do all those things. When I am not at Class101, I spend time with my family: husband, Tim, son, Jack, and daughter, Julie. I am an active member of First Baptist Church Saltillo and love being part of the mission activities they provide.

Lori Johnson

College Planner

Part time College Planner Lori and her husband, Jeff, have two children, Noah (17) and Seth (14), who attend East Union Schools. Jeff is a CPA with Richard Johnson CPA in Saltillo, MS. Lori is a 21 year veteran teacher who worked at Saltillo Primary School for 20 years and currently at Pontotoc City Schools for the past year. She graduated from Blue Mountain College with a degree in Elementary Education, and then continued her Masters Degree in Elementary Education at Mississippi State University. Aside from teaching, Lori volunteers as Children's Director at Thrasher Baptist Church. She is also a self-published author and has written several family Bible studies as well as a children's book. She also earned a third degree black belt at Free Form Martial Arts. Lori hopes that her skills of creativity, hard work, and determination will help guide and inspire young people and their families.

Janice Fleming

Senior Planner

Janice Fleming is one of our senior counselors and ACT tutors. She has been with Class 101 since September 2021. “Granjan,” as she is known by students and counselors alike, retired in May of 2021 from Saltillo High School, having taught there 16 years. She also spent 16 years at Okolona High School and two years at Pillow Academy in Greenwood. During her career, Granjan taught all secondary English classes with the exception of eighth grade. She also taught Dual Credit English I and II, AP English literature, creative writing, and Mississippi writers. At Saltillo, she led ACT English and Reading prep classes. She says she enjoys Class 101 because it is the best of both worlds: She is retired, but she continues to work in the field of education, which she believes has been her life’s calling, and she gets to work with the students she loves. Granjan is married to Steve Fleming, and she has 3 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and 6 grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter-in-law teach with Lee County Schools.

Janice Mitchell 

Junior Planner / Science

Janice is a graduate of Mississippi State University.  She has a Bachelors in Elementary Education, a Masters in Secondary Science Education, and is National Board  certified. Her work experience includes 29 years at Saltillo, MS. She taught grades 7-12 in the biological sciences. She also taught ABE / GED classes at Itawamba Community College. She spent some time tutoring as well. Janice is married to Tim and loves to travel- especially to the beach and mountains. She also enjoys reading and working with the youth at church. At Class 101 she enjoys helping students set and achieve goal. She says, “It’s so rewarding seeing them grow and reach milestones along the way.

Evelyn Trice 

Senior Planner

Evelyn has a Bachelors in Business (with Computers 111 certification) as well as a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction. She attended Mississippi State University, University of Phoenix, and the University of Mississippi. She taught grades 9-12 in the subjects of accounting, personal finance, computer, business law, & keyboarding. She was also an adjunct professor at Itawamba Community College where she taught business classes. Mrs. Evelyn says of Class 101, “I love working with the students and the amazing staff. It is a joy to see the students excel and be able to enroll in the college or university of their choice.

Beth Gann

ACT Coordinator / English & Reading 

Beth is a 1981 graduate of Mississippi University for Women where she received a Bachelors in Journalism. She taught at Shannon High School. Subjects include English 7-12, AP English & AP English Lit, and facilitator of Comp I & II. Originally from Baldwyn, she currently lives in Okolona. She is married to Larry, a mother of three daughters, and the grandmother of five wonderful grandchildren. She says, “Working at Class 101 has given me a second chance at teaching. God gave me 20 years in the classroom and then opened a new opportunity here with the most selfless coworkers I know.

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Our Tupelo Students Say It Best


My experience with Class 101 has been amazing to say the least. When I joined, I had a
24 on my ACT. After only 2 short years, I increased my score to a 30 due to the weekly ACT
practice classes. Additionally, Class 101 has played a pivotal role in enrolling me into college.
Mrs. Amber McHenry helped me every step of the way from enrollment to scholarships. I truly
believe that Class 101 is the reason I’m getting to go to a great college.

Will Chappell


For over two years now, I have been a part of Class 101. Class 101 has helped me raise
my ACT score, prepare for college, and apply to tons of scholarships. Without this organization,
I would not even know where to begin in preparing for college.

Josie Thomas

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