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G.N. Smith Elementary Welcomes New Principal Stephanie Wilson

February 6, 2019

Stephanie Wilson
Stephanie Wilson

Stephanie Wilson has been appointed the Interim Principal of G.N. Smith Elementary School. Wilson previously served as the assistant principal of McLeod Elementary School, also in the Jackson Public School District. She has been working with District administration and school staff on her transition to Smith.

Wilson brings 20 years of educational experience to G. N. Smith Elementary. In 2000, she started her career in JPS as the coordinator of the 21st Century Community Learning Center at Lanier High School. She became a guidance counselor and served in that capacity for more than 10 years. As her leadership skills became more apparent, she was appointed to serve as the chairperson of the Teacher Support Team. In that role, she helped scholars to achieve academic success, modify behavior, and improve social relations. Over the last three years, as an assistant principal, Wilson has dedicated herself to working with teachers and staff members to create a positive working environment. She believes in teamwork and collaborating with all stakeholders to give scholars the best education possible. Her top priority is to ensure all scholars enter a safe and productive learning environment.

"I am confident that Mrs. Wilson will continue to build a strong instructional foundation at G.N. Smith Elementary," said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Otha Belcher. "With the support of the faculty, staff, and community behind her, G.N. Smith will continue to be a place where the emphasis is on a well-rounded education for all children."