Reta Haire named new head of junior high

From Issue 8

Ms. Reta Haire is set to take over the junior high after the retirement of longtime principal Ms. Trudy Powers (Jackson Prep)

Starting in the fall of the 2020-2021 school year, Ms. Reta Haire will become the new head of the junior high. 

She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Mississippi College and received an administration certification from Delta State University in 2013. Ms. Susan Lindsay, former head of school at Jackson Prep, encouraged her to earn her administration certification several years ago, which made her the perfect candidate for the job. As head of the junior high, she plans to prioritize the students, their families, and their experience at Jackson Prep. 

Ms. Haire has been working alongside the current head of the junior high for many years and shared that, “I have known Ms. Powers since I joined the Prep faculty.  I was a new teacher, and she was the one who taught me how to most effectively work with students who struggled in my classes.  I have learned a great deal from her over the years, as a classroom teacher and as a counselor.  She has been a terrific mentor and, most importantly, a faithful friend. My entire professional career has been spent at Jackson Prep, and I am excited to have a new opportunity to serve this school that I love so very much.” 

Ms. Haire has been an asset to the Prep family for 34 years and will continue to amaze the Prep family with her work as head of the junior high.