Jenica Johnson named NJES principal

Jenica Johnson was named principal at North Jackson Elementary School at the June 10 Board of Education meeting. These pictures show her introducing herself to the board, talking with Technology Director Michael Summer, and being greeted by Dr. Pete Jones, principal at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.

Jenica Johnson was named principal at North Jackson Elementary School at the June 10 Board of Education meeting. Clockwise from left, she is introducing herself to the board, talking with Technology Director Michael Summer, and being greeted by Dr. Pete Jones, principal at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.

We are happy to welcome our incoming principal, Ms. Jenica Johnson!

“She was selected among four excellent candidates, and she is going to serve with passion and commitment,” said Dr. April Howard, JCSS superintendent, after the Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Ms. Johnson most recently served as Principal at Lavonia Elementary School. We look forward to working with her as she continues the wonderful traditions at NJES!

While Ms. Strickland will be with NJES until her retirement at the end of June, Ms. Johnson will be working with Ms. Strickland to ensure a smooth transition.

We will host a meet and greet for the community in mid-July to welcome her and allow everyone to get to know her.

“I want to extend a very special thank you to Ms. Strickland for her outstanding leadership and commitment to NJES,” Dr. April Howard said. “She has served the community during two different seasons and has continuously demonstrated a commitment to the children and families.

“We are forever grateful for her service and wish her the very best as she enters retirement and the next chapter of life!”