Brandi Calahan


Brandi Calahan                                                                                            601-428-5312                                                                


Brandi Calahan began her career in education as a long-term substitute teacher.  Before coming to the Laurel School District in 2021 she served as a Middle School & High School English Teacher, Academic Coach for ELA and social studies. She also served as a  Assistant Principal in the state of Mississippi and Georgia. She brings with her 14 years of experience.  She is currently Principal for Laurel Middle School.

She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi, Masters in Education Administration from William Carey University, Specialist in Instructional Leadership from William Carey, and completed Millsaps College Principals' Institute.

"Educating and having the opportunity to assist in shaping the minds of young people is a blessing.  Our students deserve the best and nothing less."

Jastassia White



Assistant Principal

Jastassia White Ed.S.                                    601-428-5312

6th Grade Students A-L and All 8th Grade Students

Jastassia White began her career in education as a Kindergarten Teacher's Assistant. Before coming to the Laurel School District in July 2021, she served as a Kindergarten Teacher's Assistant, Inclusion Teacher, Reading Teacher, and Dean of Students. She is currently the Assistant Principal at Laurel Middle School.

Mississippi State University alumni, undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and a Specialist’s Degree in Educational Leadership.

Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”