Laurel High School Principal

Dr. Brandian Bufford

Dr. Brandian Bufford began her career in education as a reading tutor. Before coming to the Laurel School District in July 2021, she served as a 6th grade English and social studies teacher. She has taught on the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. She served as an elementary reading interventionist and 9th-grade administrator and served as Dean of Instruction at a high school. She is currently the principal at Laurel High School.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in English and Remedial Reading; MED in Elementary Education; PhD in Educational Leadership with concentrations in General Administration and Superintendency and Human Resources Management.

"I believe that it is important for students to see themselves in the educators and leaders who serve them. I want students to know that whatever they want to be true can be true-I am an example of what can be true despite how the story began!"




Laurel High School Principal



Assistant Principal

Lorenzo Bridges II

Lorenzo Bridges II began his career in education as an Assistant Teacher. Before coming to the Laurel School District in August 2017, he served as Assistant teacher, Behavioral Education Interventionist, Psychiatric Day School Autism Teacher, Self contain Teacher, Inclusion Teacher, Child Find Coordinator, and Assistant Principal. He is currently the Assistant Principal for Laurel High School.
He received an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from Jones College, from William Carey University a Bachelor’s of Music, Master’s Special Education, and a Specialist in Educational Leadership. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

"Education is a portal into unlimited possibilities. I love being or sparking the change that is needed. Children need someone who cares enough to do something."







CTC Director

Jeannine Agee

tristal watson

Assistant Principal

Tristal Watson                                      


Tristal Watson began her career in education as an American Reads Mississippi tutor. Prior to coming to Laurel School District in July 2018, she served as a tutor, history teacher, coach, and assistant principal.  She is currently the assistant principal at Laurel High School.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Mississippi State University, Master of Arts in teaching from Mississippi State University, and a Specialist in educational leadership from the University of Mississippi.

"I love what I do. Encouraging children to reach their full potential and overcome challenges is my passion.  Anything is possible!"