Phone: (601) 987-3501


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education Master’s in Educational Leadership

Mr. Jarett Benson

Jarett Benson is proud to serve as the interim principal of Pecan Park Elementary School for the 2023-2024 school year. Mr. Benson brings 7 years of educational experience to his new leadership position. He began his educational career as an assistant teacher while studying at Jackson State University.  He received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Jackson State University. After graduation, Mr. Benson joined Jackson Public Schools as an elementary math and science teacher at George Elementary School and later at Walton Elementary School. He also worked as an after-school interventionist for Operation Shoestring, an education partner for JPS. As a classroom teacher, Mr. Benson was recognized by Ask for More Arts as an Outstanding Educator in 2020. 

Mr. Benson earned a Master of Science in educational leadership from Mississippi College. He began his career in leadership as the lead teacher and coach at Galloway Elementary School. Also, his role in leadership extends to serving as after-school program coordinator, A3 Summer Camp coordinator, and A3 Summer Camp principal.  

A product of Jackson Public Schools, Mr. Benson is a graduate of Lanier High School. He is a devoted educator with a heart and passion for his community. Mr. Benson believes that investing in a child's education is the key to transforming lives and communities. He is proud to serve in the same district that laid the foundation for him as a young scholar.