Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year of Galloway Elementary School where we “Educate Scholars on Purpose with Purpose” to strive for Excellence! It is truly an honour and privilege to serve as your Principal.
Linda Murray, was the principal of Barr Elementary School for more than five years. She was named the JPS Administrator of the Year in 2019 for her transformative leadership that reshaped the culture of the school and propelled its performance rating of a B for 3 consecutive years. Under her leadership, the school was also recognized as a Model PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) School by REACH Mississippi and for School Success by the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office. Over the course of Murray's 24-year career, she has served in Jackson Public Schools as a teacher assistant, teacher, literacy coach, instructional specialist, and building administrator.
Murray is dedicated in ensuring that the Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade campus of Galloway Elementary provides a safe, nurturing, and child-centered environment in which the scholars can grow academically, socially, and emotionally. She encourages scholars to learn, celebrating their creativity, initiative and individuality, through their daily interactions in the classroom, as well as, through their participation in many supplemental and enriching programs. The faculty and staff at Galloway Elementary are committed to treating scholars as individuals, providing personalized attention and encouraging each scholar to reach his/her full potential.
Mrs. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Jackson State University and Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. She is in the dissertation phase of a doctoral degree at Mississippi College.
As we begin and continue this school year, we think it is important to have our end goals in mind. In that way, we will be reminded of what we are working toward. This process is an addition to having a microscope effect on our Academics, Behavior, and Course Performance.
The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. - Stephen Covey
“It is GREAT to be a TIGER!”
Mrs. Ifeoma McNeal
Mrs. Ifeoma McNeal is a dedicated educator who is passionate about the teaching and learning process and helping scholars succeed. She has more than a decade of experience serving within Jackson Public Schools in several instructional support capabilities. She began her teaching career in Jackson Public Schools as an instructional assistant in 2006. Since then, Mrs. McNeal has served children and families as a lead teacher, librarian/media specialist, school interventionist, special education teacher, and at the District level as a program learning specialist and a case manager. Mrs. McNeal believes in progress through continuous learning and the power of collaboration.
Mrs. McNeal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Public Relations degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Jackson State University, and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Liberty University.
Mrs. McNeal is honored to join the Galloway Elementary School Team Tiger Land family and have the opportunity to serve students, staff, parents, and community stakeholders. She is committed to helping produce positive results and building greatness together.