Meet Our New 2021-22 Assistant Principals

Meet Our New 2021-22 HCSD Assistant Principals
Meet Our New 2021-22 HCSD Assistant Principals

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (July 1, 2021) – Harrison County School District is excited to announce that 13 new assistant principals will be joining our administrative team in the 2021-22 school year! We would like to introduce the new APs to our families and the community.

Brian Holliman

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Brian Holliman to Lizana Elementary. He will be serving as the school's new assistant principal during the 2021-22 school year.

Mr. Holliman grew up in Long Beach, MS, and is a proud product of the Harrison County School District! He attended Pineville Elementary and is a graduate of Harrison Central High School.

Mr. Holliman has 10 years of educational experience as a teacher, football coach, wrestling coach, and has held various leadership roles. He began his educational career in the Long Beach School District before becoming a History teacher and coach with the Ocean Springs School District this year.

Mr. Holliman holds degrees in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Masters Degree in Education from William Carey University, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.

Mr. Holliman is excited to join the Lizana Elementary family, and he looks forward to building lasting relationships with everyone in the Lizana community. Mr. Holliman is committed to continuing the tradition of excellence in education that is already practiced at Lizana Elementary.

Mr. Holliman and his wife, EmilyAnne Holliman, have a beautiful daughter, Molly Elizabeth Holliman.

Congratulations, Mr. Holliman!

Christopher Glenn

We would like to welcome Mr. Christopher Glenn to Crossroads Elementary where he will serve as the school's new assistant principal!

Mr. Glenn began his educational career volunteering back in his hometown of Cordele, Georgia, at A.S. Clark Elementary School. Mr. Glenn holds a B.A. in English from Valdosta State University, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Columbus State University, and Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from William Carey University.

For the first five years of his career, Mr. Glenn taught high school English: Dougherty Comprehensive High School (3 years), Worth County High School (1 year), and Long Beach High School (1 year). Along the journey, he also had the privilege of being an assistant high school basketball coach. For the past two years, Mr. Glenn has served as the instructional literacy coach at North Gulfport Middle School, building the capacity for teaching and learning.

Mr. Glenn is excited to join the Crossroads Elementary family as the new assistant principal! His vision correlates with building lasting relationships with all stakeholders.

On a personal note, Mr. Glenn would like to thank his wife, Desirae, for her unwavering love and support.

Congratulations, Mr. Glenn!

 

Meagon Touchstone

Please help us congratulate Dr. Meagon Touchstone as she prepares to take on her new role as assistant principal of North Woolmarket Elementary & Middle School!

Dr. Touchstone has been in education for over 12 years. She taught in Jasper County, MS, for the first eight years of her career before joining Harrison County School District in 2017. She taught 7th grade English/Language Arts at North Woolmarket Elementary & Middle School before transferring to instructional literacy coach. She was named North Woolmarket’s Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2018-2019.

Dr. Touchstone earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2008. She continued her education through William Carey University by earning a Master of Education in Secondary Education, Specialist of Education in Instructional Leadership, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership.

Dr. Touchstone is married to Ben Touchstone, and they have one daughter, Audrey.

Have an amazing school year, Dr. Touchstone!

Heather Boudreaux

We are so happy for Mrs. Heather Boudreaux! She will begin her 20th year in education as the newly appointed assistant principal at D‘Iberville Middle School!

Mrs. Boudreaux has spent most of her professional career working with elementary school students. She began her career in the Biloxi Public School system, where she taught for 10 years. She later moved to D’Iberville Middle School where she was a teacher for six years and was awarded “Teacher of the Year.” She is currently completing her third year as an instructional literacy coach at D‘Iberville High School. She is looking forward to the exciting opportunity to return “home” to D’Iberville Middle School and to remain in the Warrior community.

Mrs. Boudreaux earned her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from William Carey University.

Mrs. Boudreaux is married to Brandon Boudreaux. They have three children: Jaxson, John Colton, and Mollie.

Congratulations, Mrs. Boudreaux!

 

Josef Smith

We are excited to announce that Mr. Josef Smith is returning to the Harrison County School District as an administrator, having previously taught in the district during the 2014-15 school year! Mr. Smith will serve as an assistant principal at the new West Harrison Middle School.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Millsaps College and a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Belhaven University. Mr. Smith is also currently a doctoral candidate at Liberty University.

Mr. Smith began his career in education in 2013 in the Pass Christian School District as a Special Education Teacher’s Assistant. He went on to teach and coach at several schools along the Coast. Mr. Smith has taught Special Education, World History, AP World History, United States History, and Law & Public Safety. He has also coached varsity football, varsity softball, varsity powerlifting, and middle school baseball. His most recent teaching position was at Gulfport High School where he taught U.S. History and Law & Public Safety.

Mr. Smith is married to Meghan Smith and they have two children, Jared and Makenna.

Welcome back to HCSD and congratulations, Mr. Smith!

 

Angie Tanner

We would like to congratulate Ms. Angie Tanner on her recent promotion! She will be serving as the new assistant principal at Harrison Central Elementary School.

Ms. Tanner is a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, currently living in Diamondhead. Ms. Tanner has two amazing children, Jillianne Sumrall (3rd grade ELA teacher at Three Rivers Elementary) and Louis Smith (currently in his last year of nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi).

Ms. Tanner holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a master's and specialist degree in Elementary education; a specialist degree in Educational Leadership; and endorsements in special education mild/moderate and vocal/instrumental music K-12.

During her 19-year professional career, she has worked as a general and special education teacher, served as a Grade Chair, District Curriculum Team Member, MDE MCT2 Test Review Team, SOARS Team Member, Vision Team Member, Special Education Case Manager/Assessment Team Member, William Carey Adjunct Instructor, instructional literacy coach at Saucier Elementary, and instructional literacy coach at Harrison Central Elementary.

Ms. Tanner is excited to begin her journey as part of the AMAZING Harrison Central Elementary administration team in the assistant principal role and share her love of learning and her professional knowledge for maximizing the learning experience for all HCE students!

Have a great year, Ms. Tanner!

 

Jill Ryals

Mrs. Jill Ryals is returning to Lyman Elementary! This time, she will serve as the school's new assistant principal.

After graduating from The University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Elementary Education, Mrs. Ryals became a second-grade teacher at Woolmarket Elementary in January of 2011. She worked as a general education teacher from 2011-2015.

In May of 2015, Mrs. Ryals earned a master's degree in Special Education from Southern Miss. She then became a special education teacher for third through sixth-grade students. From 2016-2019, Mrs. Ryals worked as the case manager for Woolmarket as well. In the fall of 2019, she became the instructional literacy coach. Mrs. Ryals earned a specialist degree from Belhaven University in Educational Administration in May of 2020.

Mrs. Ryals coached the Lady Sharks basketball team for North Woolmarket as the assistant coach from 2012-2015, and she became the head coach from 2015-2019. As a student teacher, Mrs. Ryals student taught at Lyman Elementary, so she is excited for the opportunity to serve the students, faculty, and staff that helped shape her career.

Mrs. Ryals lives in Gulfport with her husband, Ricky, and their daughter, Olivia Grace. She also has a stepdaughter, Sophia, who resides in Florida.

Congratulations, Mrs. Ryals!

 

Stephanie Lowery

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Stephanie Lowery! She has been named the new assistant principal of West Harrison High School.

Mrs. Lowery began her career in education on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2000. She joined the Harrison County School District in 2003 at Lizana Elementary. She has also taught at Woolmarket Elementary and North Woolmarket Middle School. In 2018 Mrs. Lowery moved to West Wortham Elementary and Middle School as the instructional literacy coach. For the past two years, she has been the instructional literacy coach at West Harrison High.

In 2015, Mrs. Lowery began sharing her passion for best instructional practices by conducting professional development sessions. She has been a presenter for MASA, Mississippi Association of School Administrators, in Jackson, MS. She has presented at the Making Connections Conference and at the William Carey Teaching Pedagogy Conference. Mrs. Lowery has also held professional development sessions for our district's teachers.

Mrs. Lowery earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi in 1997. She continued her education, earning her Master of Arts degree from Webster University in 1999. In 2018, Mrs. Lowery graduated from William Carey University with a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.

Mrs. Lowery is married to Todd Lowery, who is a middle school art teacher in the district. They have two children, Peyton and Parker.

We wish you an amazing year in your new role, Mrs. Lowery!

 

Preston Necaise

Please welcome Mr. Preston Necaise to the Warrior Family! He will be serving as the new assistant principal of D'Iberville High School.

Mr. Necaise has been in education for 11 years, with all those years being in the Harrison County School District. He was a teacher assistant for two years at Three Rivers Elementary, an ICT and math teacher for five years at North Gulfport Middle School, and a math teacher at West Harrison High School for four years. In addition to his role as a teacher, Mr. Necaise served as a coach for Harrison Central High School Baseball and he drove a school bus.

Mr. Necaise’s educational experiences in various aspects of the district have allowed him to see the true value in teachers leading students to academic success. He’s excited about his new role as an assistant principal at DHS that will allow him to work alongside teachers and celebrate student achievement.

Mr. Necaise holds a Specialist in Educational Leadership, a Master’s in Secondary Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree, all from William Carey University. He is a graduate of Harrison Central High and is proud to be a product of the Harrison County School District!

Mr. Necaise is married to Rachel Necaise, a Kindergarten teacher at Saucier Elementary School. They have two children, Ava Grace and Grayson.

Congratulations, Mr. Necaise!

 

Jamie Boyer

We are very happy to announce that Mrs. Jamie Boyer will be the new assistant principal at Three Rivers Elementary School.

Mrs. Boyer has 19 years of service in education, 16 of those in the Biloxi Public School District before joining the Harrison County School District family. Over the years, she has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade, and she spent 12 years teaching classroom management as an adjunct instructor for William Carey University.

Mrs. Boyer has served as the instructional literacy coach at Three Rivers Elementary for the last 3 ½ years. She attained a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from William Carey University, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently completing her dissertation to obtain a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership through William Carey University.

Throughout her educational career, Mrs. Boyer has served in many different capacities. Mrs. Boyer has had the opportunity to serve as a Summer School Lead Teacher, STEM Lead Teacher, grade-level chairperson, School Leadership Team member, School Science Fair Coordinator, and a Mentor Teacher to student teachers from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2014-15. Mrs. Boyer was recognized as an Extraordinary Educator with Renaissance and presented at many state and national conferences.

Mrs. Boyer believes that through hard work and dedication, anything is possible. She is looking forward to serving the students, parents, and teachers as their new assistant principal at Three Rivers Elementary.

Mrs. Boyer is married to Jason Boyer, and they have two children, Izabelle and Emma, who both attend school in the district.

Congratulations, Mrs. Boyer!

 

Georgette Braselman

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Georgette Braselman as a new assistant principal at the recently expanded North Gulfport Elementary and Middle School!

Mrs. Braselman began her career in education in 1993 after graduating from McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education. In addition, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Phoenix and a Principal Certification from Lamar University.

Mrs. Braselman is a native of south Louisiana and has served as an instructional literacy coach at Harrison Central High School for the past year. She came to HCSD from Breaux Bridge High School where she served as Assistant Principal of Academics and Curriculum, English Department Head, AP English IV/English III teacher, and ELA District Teacher Leader. Mrs. Braselman was also named Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year. Prior to her time there, she taught middle school ELA and technology courses at schools in Louisiana and Texas.

Mrs. Braselman and her husband Matthew have five children, two daughters-in-law, and a granddaughter. Mrs. Braselman is excited about the opportunity to serve as assistant principal at North Gulfport Elementary and Middle School!

Welcome to the Wildcats family, Mrs. Braselman!

 

Kandy Jamison

A proud member of the Warrior Nation will be serving as one of the new assistant principals at D'Iberville Middle School in the 2021-22 school year!

Congratulations to Mrs. Kandy Jamison! Here's what she shared about herself:

"I was born and raised in D’Iberville by my parents Larry and Debbie Hardy. After graduating from D’Iberville High School, I attended the University of Mississippi where I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. In 1996, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from William Carey College. I also earned a National Board Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education.

In 1992, I started my career at D’Iberville Elementary School where I worked as a kindergarten and second-grade teacher, instructional literacy coach (ILC), and an assistant principal for over 23 years. I spent four-and-a-half years at D’Iberville High School as the first ILC. During the 2020-2021 school year, I worked at North Woolmarket as an assistant principal.

This upcoming school year, I will bring 29 years of educational experience with me back to the Warrior Nation at D’Iberville Middle School where the motto is Compassion, Respect, and Hard Work.

My husband, Mike Jamison, and I have been married for 20 years. We have two children together, Sean and Katie-Ann, along with two stepchildren, Michael and Amber.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with family and friends doing simple things. My newfound hobby is camping with electricity and water. My interests include gardening, reading, and trying new things. We have two dogs, Zeus and Chanel, who require/demand attention from us as well.

My goal is to leave a little sunshine everywhere I go!"

Best wishes for an amazing school year, Mrs. Jamison!

 

Christopher Spencer

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Christopher Spencer to the Harrison County School District and the Red Rebel family!

Mr. Spencer will be serving as an assistant principal at Harrison Central High School in the 2021-22 school year. He is currently an assistant principal at Magnolia Middle School in the Moss Point School District.

During his 11-year career, Mr. Spencer has committed himself to teach history, business education, and physical education. He has also been a varsity football, basketball, and track & field coach. Further, Mr. Spencer has obtained experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Mr. Spencer earned a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University, a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University, and an Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership from William Carey University. He is also a doctoral candidate with an anticipated completion date of 2021 at William Carey University. Mr. Spencer is a graduate of Meridian High School.

Mr. Spencer believes every student is capable of accomplishing the unthinkable. He also believes that every educator a student comes in contact with plays an intricate role in that student accomplishing the unthinkable. He is committed to being a positive force that will assist in ensuring the continued success of Harrison County School District and everyone who is associated with it.

Mr. Spencer is married to Carina Lewis-Spencer.

Congratulations, Mr. Spencer!

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