Jeronda Majors named new principal at Knight Middle School

She’s been with the district nearly 20 years and started her career with JCPS.

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Jeronda Majors was selected as the new principal of Knight Middle School on Monday.

Dr. Majors started her career 19 years ago with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) as a social studies teacher at Iroquois Middle School. She also taught at Olmsted Academy South and served as an assistant principal at the Academy @ Shawnee for five years. She’s been an assistant principal at Central High School since 2018.

“From starting in the classroom to helping lead several schools, Dr. Majors has a wide range of fantastic experience,” said Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio. "She has shown such a sincere dedication to the profession and works tirelessly to ensure every student feels valued and is successful.”

Majors said she believes impacting students is her calling, and she feels called to lead Knight Middle School.

“As a servant leader who works alongside staff, parents, and the community, it is extremely important that we come together to ensure that every young person receives an education that is equitable, high-level, and holistic while being supportive and equipping them with the necessary tools for life,” Majors said.

Nathan Meyer, assistant superintendent of the district's Accelerated Improvement Schools, said he is looking forward to working with Majors.

“Dr. Majors has distinguished herself both as a teacher and as an assistant principal in JCPS and has the expertise to lead Knight forward as principal,” Meyer said. “She has demonstrated outstanding organizational leadership and management skills with a strong instructional vision to enrich the learning experiences of students each day.”

Majors earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Howard University, a master's degree in school counseling from the University of Kentucky and her doctorate in leadership education from Spalding University. She also holds an educational specialist degree in instructional leadership and school administration from Bellarmine University.

She replaces Cathy Gibbs, who recently retired from the district. Jake Bell, a retired administrator, has been serving in the interim. Majors will start in her new role on Monday, February 24.

This story was originally published on February 18, 2020.

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