Kristina R. Pollard named Laurel Middle School principal for upcoming school year

Kristina Pollard

The Laurel School District is welcoming Kristina R. Pollard to the administrative team for the 2020-2021 school year to lead Laurel Middle School as supervising principal.

Pollard currently serves as principal at Earl Travillion Attendance Center in the Forrest County School District. She 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 currently serves on the Mississippi Department of Education Principal Advisory Board.

Pollard will officially begin her service to Laurel Middle School on July 1, 2020.

“I am so excited and empowered to join the Laurel Middle School team,” Pollard said. “It will take a strong vision and the collective actions of parents, students, staff, and community to raise the bar and student achievement. Together we can shift the momentum and refocus our efforts to provide all students a high quality education that prepares them for the future.”