About the Principal

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Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Mr. LaRoy Merrick

LaRoy Merrick has spent a decade in JPS working with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Previously, he served as an IB coordinator, responsible for planning and overseeing the implementation and management of the program; coordination of all IB-related activities, including implementing curriculum standards, designing and implementing professional development, overseeing the program of inquiry and unit development, and student recruitment and evaluation efforts; and facilitating the collaborative efforts of the Primary Years Program for grades K-5, Middle Years Program for grades 6-10, and the Diploma Program for grades 11-12. Merrick began his career in JPS in 2011 at Siwell Middle School, Northwest Jackson Middle School, Jim Hill High School, and Wingfield High School. He also has experience in central administration as a coordinator of the District’s New Teacher Induction program.

Merrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern Mississippi. He completed his Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership at Mississippi College, and he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Mississippi College.

Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Denise Thaggard

Last Modified on October 11, 2022