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Four School Administrators Recognized for Excellent Leadership

November 22, 2021

 Dr. Anthony Moore  Terrance Hill  Ruthie Johnson  Dr. Valerie Bradley
Dr. Anthony Moore Terrance Hill Ruthie Johnson Dr. Valerie Bradley


Jackson Public Schools is proud to announce November’s Administrators of the Month! These four individuals exude passion, dedication, and true leadership in their roles as building administrators. They are:


Dr. Anthony Moore, Casey Elementary, Division 1  

Dr. Anthony Moore previously served as assistant principal at Casey Elementary in JPS. The areas he supported included administration and supervision of personnel, Title I, school discipline, design and delivery of professional development, and implementation of curricular standards. His educational experiences started as a substitute teacher, which later landed him a teaching position at Duling /CAP Alternative school in JPS.  During his tenure with JPS, he has been in the roles of Principal, Asst. Principal, and Teacher.  

Dr. Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He completed a Master of Arts in Teaching from Belhaven University.  He also earned an Education Specialist and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degrees at Mississippi College.   

Dr. Moore was named the District's first Education Leader of the Year in the spring of 2020. His favorite quote about education by Malcolm X is “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” 


Terrance Hill, Green Elementary, Division 2 

Terrance Hill is in his second year as principal of Green Elementary School.  Mr. Hill displays all JPS Core Values at all times. He is very hands-on with data as well as teaching and learning on a daily basis. When you walk into the building, he can be found modeling instruction, conducting data meetings, observing teachers, and providing feedback. It is evident that he is a true instructional leader, role model, and mentor to male students.  

Mr. Hill is a product of Jackson Public Schools. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Education from Jackson State University. Also, he holds an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College and a Specialist of Instructional Leadership from William Carey University.  He has served as a teacher at Woodville Heights Elementary and assistant principal at Pecan Park Elementary School.     


Ruthie Johnson, Kirksey Middle School 

Ruthie Johnson has served in education for over 25 years. Most of those years were spent in the middle school division of the Jackson Public School District teaching mathematics at Brinkley Middle School and as a math coach at Rowan Middle School. She also served at the district level as an instructional specialist/lead teacher for middle school mathematics. Most recently, she served as the assistant principal at Kirksey for the past three years. In addition to her career in JPS, Mrs. Johnson was a trainer and the professional development coordinator for the Southern Initiative of the Algebra Project and trained teachers in Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Mrs. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science from Tougaloo College. She earned the Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership and the Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Mississippi College. 


Dr. Valerie Bradley, Lanier High School 

Dr. Valerie Bradley is a highly qualified K-12 instructional leader. She previously served as the director of school support for the Office of Federal Programs in JPS. For more than a decade, she was a building-level administrator serving as an assistant principal and principal at Powell Middle School, Blackburn Middle School, and Boyd Elementary School. She became the science department chair as well as the Science Engineering and Mathematics Enhancement coordinator (SECME) during the six years she taught at Northwest Jackson Middle School. Dr. Bradley has also taught on the college level as an adjunct professor at Jackson State University. Additionally, she has attended and presented at several professional educator conferences. 

Dr. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tougaloo College and completed her Educator Certification at Belhaven College. She obtained her Master of Science in Teaching Biology and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration and Supervision degrees from Jackson State University. While teaching at Northwest, Dr. Bradley earned a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Early Adolescent Science. 


We wish them continued success throughout the remainder of this school year and beyond.