J.A. Fair K-8

Preparatory Academy

Little Rock School District

  • J.A. Fair High School of College and Career Academies

    13420 David O. Dodd
    Little Rock AR 72210

    Grade Levels: K-8


    J.A. Fair K-8 Preparatory School Co-Principals

    Melinda Modica

    K-5 Campus Co-Principal:  Melinda Modica
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    Michael Anthony

    6-8 Campus Co-Principal:  Michael Anthony
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  • JA Fair K8 Pre School

    Greetings J.A. Fair Preparatory Parents:

    Hello, J. A. Fair War Eagle families! We are Co-Principals Michael Anthony and Melinda Modica.  We would like to take the time to introduce ourselves to you and tell you about all of the amazing things students will engage in next year at J. A. Fair Preparatory School.

    Mr. Anthony is currently the proud principal at Henderson Middle School.  He is originally from Louisville Kentucky.  Mr. Anthony attended University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on a basketball scholarship where he obtained a Bachelors as well as a Masters degree in Social Science Education.  He later obtained an Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Mr. Anthony has been in education for 25 years with 18 years in administration.  Prior to being an administrator, he was a Social Studies Teacher and School Improvement Specialist.  He enjoys playing and watching basketball as well as tennis, reading and spending time with his family.

    Mrs. Modica is currently the proud principal of Dodd Elementary School. She grew up in the small town of Smackover, Arkansas.  After graduation, she went to Henderson State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education.  She has worked for the Little Rock School District for 17 years with five years in administration.   Mrs. Modica has been a Reading Teacher, School Improvement Specialist, as well as a Literacy Instructional Facilitator.  Ms. Modica furthered her education at Harding University where she obtained a Master of Science in Education. 

    Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Modica’s vision for the school is to prepare students to be college and career ready through real world experiences.  Students at JA. Preparatory School will experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Math applications through a hands on based approach to learning.  Students will also develop socially and emotionally while learning how to embody Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People which will empower them to take ownership of their own learning. We are excited to share that students at J.A. Fair Preparatory School will be able to engage in extracurricular activities and student interest organizations. 

    Thank you for entrusting your child to join us for an experience of a lifetime during the opening of a new K-8 school, J.A. Fair K-8 Preparatory School, where students will have fun exceling. We look forward to greeting each one of you in the near future using Zoom. 


    Mrs. Modica and Mr. Anthony

    J.A. Fair K-8 Preparatory School Co-Principals

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