Eric Boone began his career in education as a third and fourth grade math teacher. Prior to joining the Laurel School District in July 2019, he served as a teacher, bus driver, coach, assistant principal and principal. He is currently an assistant principal at Laurel High School.
He received a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and master’s degree in teaching from Alcorn State University, master’s degree in educational leadership and specialist degree in instructional leadership from William Carey University.
“Education is a tool that can be used to transform the lives of people, which can ultimately be used to shape the nation. Each day, I do my best to encourage students and teachers to do the best that they can do, because we are preparing children today to become leaders of tomorrow. I love when students are working on a task and they have an ‘aha’ moment. This gives me joy to know that the student has grasped the concept and they are growing in their learning.”
Kristin Walters began her career in education as a composition I & II teacher at the University of Southern Mississippi. She joined the Laurel School District in August 2007 as an English II teacher.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Mississippi, Master of Arts in English from the University of Southern Mississippi and specialist degree in educational leadership from the University of Mississippi.
“I love working in education because I enjoy seeing the tangible difference and growth that can be made in a child’s life through encouragement and productive struggle. I have a heart for supporting teachers and making them feel valued in making that difference.”