Phone: 228-432-3700


Degrees and Certifications:

BBA in Finance - University of Mississippi MEd in Gifted Education - William Carey University

Mr. John Collins, CREATE Teacher

My name is John Collins and I am a Biloxi native. I graduated from Ole Miss with a degree in Finance. In 2013 I decided to leave my career in Finance and Accounting to start the Alternate Route Program to obtain a teaching license. I also have a Masters in Gifted Education from WilliamCarey. This is my 8th year teaching Gifted in the Biloxi Public Schools.

Donna Collins and I take advantage of Coastal living by kayaking, sailing, fishing, hiking and cycling. We also enjoy swimming at the Natatorium.

I am very excited about helping the gifted students make exciting and fun achievements in our CREATE classes. In 2020, my SeaPerch team qualified to compete in the International SeaPerch competition.  Please take a look at my syllabus to get a better understanding of what goes on in Mr.Collins' classroom.

Mr. Collins syllabus 

For more information about the gifted program, please see the school webpage, or the Mississippi Department of Education/gifted:

Biloxi CREATE Program Parent resources: 

Mississippi Department of Education, Gifted Education: