tristal watson

Principal Tristal Watson

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

Curtis Wicker

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.”