Director of Curriculum and Instruction

 

Kristina Pollard                                                                                                        kristinapollard@laurelschools.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Pollard began her career in education in 1998 as a biology teacher in the Dallas Public School District. She brings with her 22 years of experience, having served as a teacher, technology facilitator, assistant principal and principal in the elementary, middle and high school arenas.

She received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Jackson State University, a master’s degree in elementary education from William Carey University and a specialist’s degree in administrative leadership from Walden University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in administrative leadership from Walden University.

She has received numerous grants and endowments used to fund educational initiatives in the schools she has served, and has received many awards and honors for her dedication to education. Most recently, she was named Forrest County School District Administrator of the Year in 2019 and currently serves on the Mississippi Department of Education Principal Advisory Board.