Meet the Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Kimberly Hulitt-Griggs

Kimberly Hulitt-Griggs will serve as principal of the new Shirley Elementary School because of the Optimization Plan for the 2024-2025 school year. This year begins Ms. Griggs’ 23rd year of educational experience with this being her fifth year in a school administrator role, and all as a member of team JPS. Her educational experience began at Oak Forest Elementary in 2002 as a kindergarten and second grade instructional assistant. Since then, she has served as a fourth-grade ELA teacher, a fifth-grade ELA teacher, K-5 instructional interventionist, assistant principal of Clausell Elementary, John Hopkins Elementary, Sykes Elementary, interim principal at McLeod Elementary, and Principal of Sykes Elementary School.

Ms. Griggs is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, but completed her high school studies at Richland Attendance Center in Richland, Mississippi. She attended Thee Jackson State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology with an emphasis in computer technology, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and in December 2023, completed a Specialist degree in Educational Administration K-12. She has also been trained in leadership through the Mississippi Alternate Path of Quality School Leadership (MAPQSL).

Ms. Griggs has a passion for teaching and learning. She believes that children are entitled to coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that promote the mission, vision, and core values of the Jackson Public School District. Ms. Griggs embodies high expectations for student learning, aligned with academic standards, and culturally responsibility.

“Greatness is in our DNA!  “We are a Rainbow of Possibilities; Let’s MAKE EVERYDAY COUNT!”