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Dr. Jamiette Carter

Dr. Jamiette D. Carter is principal of Obama Elementary School. Dr. Carter has been with JPS for over 12 years and has significant experience assisting teachers and administrators with guiding students toward meeting individual learning goals. She most recently served as principal of Pecan Park Elementary. She was also the previous director of program implementation for the JPS Office of School Support. In this role, she worked directly with district superintendents, principals, and other stakeholders to facilitate school improvement initiatives and federal compliance. Her career began in the classroom at Lester Elementary, where she taught 4th and 5th grade ELA while also providing support to school administrators. She then honed her leadership skills as a curriculum coordinator with the Office of Elementary Education and as an interventionist at Power APAC, helping to maintain its A rating during her three-year tenure. Dr. Carter is a 2009 honor graduate of Tougaloo College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She earned her master’s in elementary education with the highest honor of Summa Cum Laude from Belhaven College and earned her Ph.D. with the highest honor of Summa Cum Laude from Jackson State University in 2018. Dr. Carter is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. As the new principal of Obama Magnet, she is excited to build on our tradition of excellence for all!

Last Modified on September 9, 2023