Merrier Jackson named principal of Junction City High School

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — Geary County Schools USD 475 Board of Education on Tuesday named Merrier Jackson as the principal of Junction City High School during their meeting.

Jackson has served as the interim principal since November, bringing her to a new destination filled with new experiences she endured with care and strength. In the past few months, Jackson could be found roaming the halls, engaging with teachers and students, and visiting classrooms to ensure proper communication amongst the school community.

“I’m excited about the leadership and school improvement experience Ms. Jackson brings to the district and Junction City High School,” Superintendent Dr. Reginald Eggleston said. “She is student-focused and will work collaboratively with teachers and district staff.”

Since beginning as interim principal, Jackson has fully committed herself to Geary County Schools USD 475’s goals of reaching a higher student achievement, a 90% graduation rate, and ensuring students are more prepared for success upon graduation.

Prior to coming to Junction City, Jackson spent over 25 years making a difference in the education of young people, working as a special education teacher, an assistant principal, a principal, a school improvement specialist, and an education administrator.

Jackson has been recognized on multiple levels for her work, including spending many years working with at-risk schools, developing better ways to deliver instruction, and improve student achievement. Jackson holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in special education and is currently working toward her doctorate in education.

Geary County Schools USD 475 is excited to have Jackson join the team in a permanent position and looks forward to seeing what she achieves in making Junction City High School the very best place it can be for the students.

For inquiries, please contact Lindley Lund, Marketing and Media Specialist for Geary County Schools USD 475, at lindleylund@usd475.org.