tristal watson

Principal Tristal Watson

twatson@laurelschools.org
601-428-5046

Oak Park Principal Tristal Watson

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

Assistant Principal

Shanetra Addae
saddae@laurelschools.org

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 is currently 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.”

Assistant Principal

Curtis Wicker
cwicker@laurelschools.org

Curtis Wicker began his career in education as a school psychologist. Prior to joining the Laurel School District in July 2019, he served as a school psychologist and a Child Find/eligibility/behavior support coordinator. He is currently an assistant at Oak Park Elementary School.

He received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, Master of Science in educational psychology and Educational Specialist from Mississippi State University, and Educational Specialist in educational administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

“I love having the opportunity to make a positive difference – no matter how small – in the lives of students.”