Principal Shanetra Addae
Shanetra Addae began her career in education as a sixth grade math teacher. Prior to coming to Laurel in August 2014, she worked as a sixth grade math teacher and second grade math teacher. While in the Laurel School District she has served as a third grade teacher and instructional facilitator. She previously served an assistant principal at Oak Park Elementary School.
She received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Mississippi State University, Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction from Ashford University and specialist degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University.
“I love being able to inspire and encourage students to reach their highest potential.”
Blair O’Keith Lenoir began his career in education as a first grade teacher. Prior to joining the Laurel School District in July 2019, he worked as a teacher, and academic and behavioral interventionist. He is currently the assistant principal at Laurel Upper Elementary School.
He received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Southern Mississippi, Master of Education from William Carey University and Educational Specialist from Delta State University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.
“My love for education started when I was in primary school. I loved coming to school every day, and I still enjoy coming to school to this day. Education is my calling and my passion. My number one goal is to facilitate a school learning environment that is safe, engaging, and fun for both students and teachers. I love working in education because I get to impact the lives of students and teachers.”