Kirkland Awarded Mississippi Secondary School Principal of the Year
Students heading back to school at Velma Jackson High School this year will be greeted by Mississippi’s Secondary School Principal of the Year, Mr. Carey Kirkland. Beginning his fourth year as lead principal of VJHS, Mr. Kirkland was honored at the Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) conference this summer with its highest annual recognition. He will represent Mississippi at the national conference in Washington, D.C., in September. Read more
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The vision of Velma Jackson High School, with the collective support of parents/guardians, teachers, staff and community, is to provide a safe environment with the best educational experience possible. We strive to meet, maintain & exceed successful status while preparing students with the academic & social skills necessary to attain college and career readiness.
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