Chief Academic Officer

Kristina Pollard                                                                                      




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 served for three years on the Mississippi Department of Education Principal Advisory Board.



Nashicka Mark—Math and Data Coordinator                                                                                

Kristin Walters—ELA Coordinator                                                                                                  

Rebecca Hooper—Science and Social Studies Coordinator                                                         

Dr. Marlene Jackson—Early Childhood Specialist                                                                         

Allison Temple—MTSS and Assistant Test Coordinator                                                                 

Courtney Hollins—Dyslexia Therapist                                                                                            

Lauren McCarty—Dyslexia Therapist                                                                                             

Nickailya Pickering—Administrative Assistant