Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Paula Epps, Principal
Paula Epps has served in the field of public education for over fifteen years. In 2002, she began her teaching career as a middle school math teacher in Jackson Public Schools. For seven years, she served the students of Hinds County School District as a Teacher Support Team Coordinator and Assistant Principal. In 2016, she returned to the Jackson Public School District and served as Assistant Principal at Cardozo Middle School. Currently, she serves as Principal at Whitten Preparatory Middle School.
Ms. Epps received her formal educational training at Jackson Public Schools. She completed undergraduate studies at Jackson State University and later obtained Master’s and Specialist’s degrees from Belhaven University and Mississippi College, respectively. Presently, she is pursuing a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at Mississippi College.
Ms. Epps is excited about leading the Eagles and looks forward to working with parents and the community to ensure that every scholar at Whitten is “Soaring to Excellence!”