Dr. Toy L. Watts


Dr. Toy L. Watts brings a wealth of experiences having served as teacher, counselor, coach, principal and assistant superintendent. With over 20 years in education, she has worked in multiple districts including Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, Vicksburg-Warren, Atlanta Public Schools and Moss Point.

Watts received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Dillard University in 1996, a Master of Education in School Counseling from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2001, a Specialist in Education in Educational Administration from USM in 2008 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from USM in 2012.

Watts has held a variety of positions including middle school teacher in the areas of science and reading, elementary school counselor, fourth and fifth grade teacher and alternative school teacher. From 2008-2015 Watts served in the Bay-Waveland School District where she was a high school counselor for one year, alternative principal for three years and an elementary principal for three years. From 2015-2017, she was assistant superintendent at the Moss Point School District. Watts joined the Laurel School District as Superintendent in January 2018.