Ryakko M. Price
Ryakko M. Price began her career in education as a history teacher and cheer coach in Houston, Texas before coming to the Laurel School District in July 2002. While in Laurel she has served as head varsity girls basketball coach, ninth grade principal, assistant high school principal and CTC director, and is currently an assistant principal at Laurel Middle School.
She received a Bachelor of Science in history education from Alabama State University, master’s degree in sports administration and specialist in educational leadership both from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in educational leadership from William Carey University.
“Shaping the lives of impressionable minds gives me great encouragement and motivation. They are our future and the sky is truly the limit.”
Tracy Lee-McNair has been in the field of education 31 years. She started her career in education as a teacher and assistant girls basketball and track coach. She has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, alternative school director and GED supervising instructor, and is currently an assistant principal at Laurel Middle School.
She received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from William Carey College and a specialist degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.
“I love working in education because I had a love for education as a student myself. I have devoted 31 years of my life as an educator to help shape young minds into becoming successful adults.”
Albert Galeas began his career in education as a seventh and eighth grade Spanish teacher. Prior to joining the Laurel School District in August 2018, he worked as a Spanish teacher, ICT II teacher and instructional technologist. He is currently an assistant principal at Laurel Middle School.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in Christian studies, master’s degree in teaching and specialist degree in instructional leadership from William Carey University.
“I love working in education because I know I am working to shape the future of tomorrow. Our students are the heart of what we do each and every day. Being a part of their educational journey is the reason why I love working in education.”