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JPS Welcomes New Principals for 2019-2020

August 5, 2019

We are proud to announce that 14 new administrators will be joining Team JPS as school principals for the 2019-2020 school year. These new administrators were introduced to the community by JPS Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene at School Board meetings held this spring and summer. Many of them are homegrown instructional leaders, holding previous administrative positions within the JPS system. Additionally, this diverse pool of professionals includes four experienced administrators from other school districts.

"We are excited for the talents and the skills these educators bring to their roles," said Dr. Greene. "We know that together we will make good on the promise to our children and families."

Camesha Hatchett John Johnson Guyneisha Johnson Elana Tate

Baker Elementary
Camesha Hatchett

Ms. Hatchett previously served as an assistant principal at Walton Elementary in JPS.

Barack Obama Elementary
John Johnson

Mr. Johnson previously served as an assistant principal at Marshall Elementary in JPS.

Johnson Elementary 
Guyniesha Johnson

Ms. Johnson previously served as an assistant principal at Quitman County Elementary in the Quitman County School District.

Key Elementary
Elana Tate

Ms. Tate previously served as the interventionist/test coordinator at Lester Elementary in JPS.

Steven Douglas Jocelyn Smith Marvin Grayer Jeffrey Mumford

Lake Elementary
Steven E. Douglas

Mr. Douglas previously served as an assistant principal at Blackburn Laboratory Middle School in JPS.

North Jackson Elementary
Jocelyn Smith

Ms. Smith previously served as an assistant principal at North Jackson Elementary in JPS.

Blackburn Middle
Dr. Marvin Grayer

Dr. Grayer previously served as a school-level administrator in the Rankin County School District.

Brinkley Middle
Jeffrey Mumford

Mr. Mumford previously served as the principal at Hazlehurst High School in the Hazlehurst School District.

Adrienne Lacey Griffin LaShunna McInnis Bobby Brown Valerie Bradley

Hardy Middle 
Dr. Adrienne Lacey Griffin

Dr. Griffin previously served as an assistant director of Diverse Learners in the DeKalb County School District in Georgia.

Powell Middle
LaShunna McInnis

Ms. McInnis previously served as an assistant principal at Peeples Middle School in JPS.

Jim Hill High
Bobby Brown

Mr. Brown previously served as the executive director of Curriculum in JPS.

Lanier High
Dr. Valerie Bradley

Dr. Bradley previously served as the Director of School Support in the JPS Office of Federal Programs.

Shelita Brown Tanyatemeika Mason    

Provine High
Dr. Shelita Brown

Dr. Brown previously served as an assistant principal at Murrah High School in JPS.

Capital City Alternative
Tanyatemeika Mason

Ms. Mason previously served as an assistant principal at Provine High School in JPS.