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Middle School at Parkside announces new Principal

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Jackson, Mich. – Jackson Public Schools is pleased to announce Mrs. Krista Jarvey as the new Principal of Instruction at the Middle School at Parkside. Mrs. Krista Jarvey is a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1991. She attended Eastern Michigan University to attain her Bachelor’s Degree in Education minoring in Social Science, ELA and Science. Mrs. Jarvey finished her Master’s degree in 2007 from Marygrove College with a focus in the Art of Teaching then was awarded her Administrative certificate in 2010. She then graduated from EMU in 2011 with a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Krista has worked as an administrator at Parkside since 2015.

Mrs. Jarvey and her husband, Mike, have three children (Clayton 20, Caden 18 and Cailee 17). Krista and her husband have been married for 23 years. Krista is a member of Keystone Church located in Saline, MI., the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association and NAAPID committee. Krista has led initiatives such as the Laundry Initiative, Safe Routes to School, MSU Goals Program, and Project Healthy Schools.

“I am extremely honored and excited to take on the role of Principal of Instruction at Parkside. I have huge shoes to fill but I know Mr. Patterson is only a phone call away. He has been an inspirational mentor to me on this journey and I appreciate his leadership and guidance.” Mrs. Jarvey said. “I look forward to continuing my relationships with my staff, students, parents, and the Jackson community. It is truly a great day to be a Viking!”

JPS Superintendent Jeff Beal said, “We are pleased to transition Parkside into the very capable hands of Parkside Associate Principal, Mrs. Jarvey. At JPS we strive to cultivate leaders within our district and Mrs. Jarvey has been a strong leader and advocate for our community, students, and families throughout her career at Parkside. Mrs. Jarvey’s commitment to Parkside and our entire district is evident through her strong leadership skills, compassion and depth of knowledge of our Parkside staff, students, and families! I look forward to the continued success of Parkside!”

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