Foster to replace Harris at Joyner

By Michaela Gibson Morris/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Kimberly Foster will step up into the principal’s position at Joyner Elementary.
The Tupelo school board on Tuesday approved the new position for Foster, who has served as the assistant principal at Rankin Elementary for two years. She replaces Jason Harris, who was named Tupelo High School principal.
Foster has been with the Tupelo district for four years of her seven-year education career. She served as a science teacher and administrative intern at Tupelo Middle School before stepping into the assistant principal position.
Foster will be a familiar face to students and families because the 3-5 grade Rankin is partnered with the K-2 Joyner.
“I’m thrilled to maintain and expand relationships as I join the K-2 family at Joyner,” Foster said. “It’s an honor to help with continuing the strong traditions established in the Joyner community.”
Other key leadership changes that were approved Tuesday include:
■ Kenneth McGaha was named assistant principal at Tupelo Middle School. McGaha comes to Tupelo from a position as an assistant principal at Columbus High School. He succeeds Brad Mixon, who was named principal at R.H. Long Middle School in Booneville.
■ Tyrone Catledge, who has been a teacher at Tupelo High School for seven years, has been named assistant principal at Lawndale Elementary. He succeeds Brock English, who was promoted to Lawndale principal.
■ Tim Matlock, who has served as the band director at Tupelo Middle School and assistant high school band director, was named THS band director. He takes over from Vance Wigginton.
Notice about Rankin assistant principal and Tupelo Middle School band director will be made at a later date.