Principal

Ms. Candice Beasley, Principal

Phone: (601) 987-3504

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education M.S. in Elementary Education Ed.S. in Educational Leadership

Ms. Candice Beasley, Principal

Biography

Ms. Candice Beasley is an educator of fifteen years and currently serves as principal of Boyd Elementary School. She has been an employee of Jackson Public Schools for five years. Her educational experience began in Moss Point at Kreole Elementary as a fifth grade science teacher. She would later go on the serve as a math teacher and bus driver at Gulfport High School, Crystal Springs Middle School and Crystal Springs High School. She has also been employed with Hazlehurst School District at Hazlehurst Middle School as a math instructional coach and later moved to JPS as a math interventionist at Brinkley Middle School and Rowan Middle School. Ms. Beasley also served at Siwell Middle School as an assistant principal.

Ms. Beasley is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, but completed her high school studies at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, Mississippi. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in math and science, and she earned a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. She also earned a Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Jackson State University. Ms. Beasley has also been trained in Leadership through NISL (National Institute of School Leadership).

Ms. Beasley has a passion for teaching and learning. She believes that children are entitled to the very best that education professionals have to offer including providing the proper supports for each child. Every child has a right to have an opportunity to be successful in life and to be competitive to earn the best jobs available.

Assistant Principal

Ms. Tantaneshia Houston, Assistant Principal

Phone: (601) 987-3504

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education M.S. in Elementary Education Ed.S in Educational Leadership

Ms. Tantaneshia Houston, Assistant Principal

 

Tantaneshia Houston joined Jackson Public School District in 2014, following seven years of service within the Louisville Municipal School District. Her career began at Philadelphia Elementary School in Philadelphia, MS, where she taught 2nd grade for one year and 4th grade for four years before relocating and being named an assistant principal of Noxapater Attendance Center in Noxapater, MS. Within the Louisville Municipal District, she served as an Assistant Principal for Fair Elementary School and Eiland Middle School.

 Ms. Houston grew up in Philadelphia and attended school in the Philadelphia Public School District, graduating from Philadelphia High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Alcorn State University in Elementary Education as well as a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Houston also earned an Educational Specialist from the College of Education from Mississippi State University in 2005. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree from Belhaven University in Educational Leadership.

 Ms. Houston views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students. She believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the experience at Boyd Elementary.

 During her free time, Ms. Houston enjoys decorating, traveling, and spending time with family and her sorority sisters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Last Modified on August 21, 2019