Phone: (601) 960-5333
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, University of Mississippi Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Mississippi Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Mississippi College Doctorate of Educational Leadership, Mississippi College
Dr. Kathleen Grigsby
Kathleen Grigsby was born of two deaf parents and is a native of Louisiana. She has lived in many parts of the country as well as Australia. Her father was a theatre actor and her mother is originally from Australia. She attended many schools, however, she graduated from the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board in Louisiana. In 1994, she graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi. A year later, she received her Master of Education from the University of Mississippi.
In 2001, Kathleen continued her teaching career in Jackson Public School District. She was named Woodville Heights’ Teacher of the Year twice. She also won a Junior League grant called Bagging Your Homework.
Kathleen continued her education in 2004, where she attended Mississippi College and obtained her Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. In January 2008, she became a part of the first cohort at Mississippi College's Doctoral program. In 2011, she was the first person to graduate from Mississippi College with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Kathleen has served as teacher, literacy coach, literacy specialist, assistant principal, and principal. She is currently a fifth-year principal at Obama Magnet Elementary School.
She is married to Attorney Kenneth J. Grigsby and has a daughter, Taylor Justice.