Marshall has deep ties to Meyzeek community
By Juliann Morris
August 5, 2022 – Charles Marshall’s personal connection to Meyzeek Middle School runs decades deep.
His father and grandfather both lived in the Meyzeek neighborhood, and his father graduated from the school many years ago.
On Monday, Marshall will become the school’s next principal.
“It’s very fulfilling to come back and help further my family’s legacy,” Marshall said. “I can’t wait to get to know the staff, students and community, to embrace them, and to make sure that everyone feels welcome and that everyone feels their voice is heard.”
Marshall has spent the majority of his nearly 14-year education career with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). He joined the district in 2008, working as an Exceptional Child Education (ECE) teacher, first at Western High School and then Marion C. Moore Middle School.
He left the district in 2013 to work as a business academy principal at Jeffersonville High School in Indiana before coming back to JCPS in 2018 as a freshman academy principal at Fern Creek High School. He then moved to Marion C. Moore Middle, where he has worked as the seventh grade academy principal since 2021.
“Mr. Marshall has extensive leadership experience at the middle school and high school levels,” said Jessica Rosenthal, JCPS middle school executive administrator. “He brings to the position a strong connection to the Meyzeek community and STEAM education. He is an inspirational leader who has demonstrated an ability and commitment to making a positive impact on every staff and student with whom he has worked.”
Marshall holds a principal certificate from Asbury University, a Master of Arts in special education from Kentucky State University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Spalding University.
Marshall said he is a strong listener who relates well to others. Those leadership qualities will help him shape a strong culture and climate that values high expectations, learning and inclusivity.
“My long-term goal is to increase opportunities for all students in the school to learn, have new experiences and work with great community partners,” Marshall said. “I just can’t wait to continue all of the great work they’ve been doing at Meyzeek and push the community even further.”