Welcome to Stafford Alternative Education Center. Our primary focus is to provide students a quality education through alternative learning outside the classroom. SAEC encompasses two primary alternative learning atmospheres. Our Quest Academy is designed to help at risk students regain credits and obtain a High School diploma. Our DAEP program is a way for students to correct their behavior and learn good decision making strategies through an alternative education program.
SAEC is designated as its own campus with Mrs. Carlotta Allen as the principal for both programs.
Jerry Kaye Hodge
Jerry Hodge has been in the field of education for over 20 years. She is a 1997 graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University, majoring in both English and Psychology. In December of 2015, she obtained her Master's in Counseling from the University of St. Thomas. She has a passion for academic advising, SAT preparation, and working with the at-risk population.
This is Ms. Hodge's eighth year with the Stafford Municipal School District. She has overseen the Quest Academy for the past seven years and served as the program coordinator for the 2018-2019 virtual school. This year she is also overseeing the Distant Learning Lab, a 9th period option for seniors. In addition, she provides direct assistance and training for multiple SMSD online educational programs including Edmentum Credit Recovery, DAEP, summer school, and online classes for homebound students.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her son. She loves the water, so she enjoys cruising and floating the river. She has a passion for studying the mind/brain, so she loves hypnosis as a side hobby. In addition to her time at school, she serves as a volunteer at her local church. She loves to attend car shows, sporting events, and family gatherings.