Dr. Sara Harper

Phone: (601) 987-3709


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Dr. Sara Harper

Principal's Message

As principal, my role of leadership and my goals for the school are many. The most important however, is to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment filled with meaningful opportunities for each student to meet their unique potential. We know that each child has talents and gifts, and it is our responsibility to find ways to make those gifts emerge. We want each child to understand their strengths and to be prepared to share their gifts with the world. We have seen the fruits of our work in the amazing progress of our students, as they step into the next chapter of their lives as self-assured, successful students and problem-solvers.

Principal's Bio


Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (K-8) and Exceptional Education (K-12), Millsaps College (2000)
Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling, Jackson State University (2005)
Education Specialist in Administration, Mississippi College (2008)
Doctor of Education in Administration, Mississippi College (2014)


16 years invested in Jackson Public Schools
6 years at Lee Elementary teaching Exceptional Education
7 years at McWillie Elementary teaching Montessori 6-9 and 9-12 (Team Leader)
3 years as Principal at McWillie Elementary


2010       Leadership Development Academy Graduate
2009       “Teacher of the Year” at McWillie Elementary
2008       Mississippi College Top Honor’s List (4.0 GPA)
2005       Jackson State Dean’s List (4.0 GPA)
2004       “Teacher of the Year” at Lee Elementary

2003       " Marva Collins Award" at Lee Elementary