Janet McKell joined the Stennis Center for Public Service in 1992. Janet is a native of Jackson, where she graduated from McClure Academy. She also graduated from Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi. Janet and her husband William are active in First Baptist Church of Starkville where Janet has been a Girls is Action teacher and William is a Deacon. Janet and William are also active with the youth ministry at First Baptist Church. They have two children, Ryan, a student at Mississippi State University, and Anna, who attends Starkville Academy.