Jackson named principal at Junction City High School


Merrier Jackson (USD 475 courtesy photo)

A new principal has been named at Junction City High School.

The USD 475 school board announced Tuesday the hiring of Merrier Jackson, whose served as the school’s interim principal since November. Jackson took over following the indefinite suspension of former principal Melissa Sharp, after a student complained Sharp asked her to remove her Islamic head scarf, known as a hijab, while walking in the school hallway.

“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.”

Jackson has 25 years of experience as a principal, special education teacher, education administrator and a school improvement specialist.


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