JCPS Names Principal & Assistant Principal Of The Year

Johnston County Public Schools named TJ Parrish, principal of Micro Elementary, as the district’s 2021-2022 Principal of the Year. Photographed (from left) are Johnston County Board of Education member Lynn Andrews, Micro Elementary Principal TJ Parrish, Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy, and Johnston County Board of Education member Mike Wooten.

TJ Parrish, principal of Micro Elementary School, was selected as the 2021-2022 Principal of the Year for Johnston County Public Schools. Lyndsey Dunn, assistant principal of Riverwood Elementary School, was selected as the 2021-2022 Assistant Principal of the Year for Johnston County Public Schools.

Parrish and Dunn were surprised with the recognition in front of their families and JCPS staff on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Parrish was honored at a breakfast for JCPS principals and Dunn was honored at her school.

Micro Elementary Principal TJ Parrish (left) is presented with the award as the JCPS Principal of the Year from Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy (right). 

Parrish has served as the principal of Micro Elementary since 2018. He began serving as the school’s assistant principal when Micro Elementary reopened during the 2016-2017 school year.

“Being acknowledged as Principal of the Year is special to me for many reasons. This is home for me and I have had the opportunity to be a student, teacher, and a principal in this school system,” said Parrish. “I have had a great amount of support from my students, colleagues, and administration over the years. This accomplishment goes to them too, particularly the students, because they are who I do it all for.”

Dunn has served as the assistant principal of Riverwood Elementary since 2018.

Johnston County Public Schools named Lyndsey Dunn, assistant principal of Riverwood Elementary, as the district’s 2021-2022 Assistant Principal of the Year. Photographed (from left) are Johnston County Board of Education member Lynn Andrews, Riverwood Elementary Principal Leigh White, Riverwood Elementary Assistant Principal Lyndsey Dunn, and JCPS Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy.

“It is an honor to receive this award. To be acknowledged among my peers and to have others think highly of my work is really special,” said Dunn. “Coming to work every day as a servant leader is so rewarding, and to be acknowledged for doing what I love to do is such an honor.”

The Amy Renfrow Leadership Principal of the Year Award is named after former Corinth-Holders Elementary principal Amy Renfrow. The awards are given through the Johnston County Principal and Assistant Principal Association (JCPAPA).

Both Parrish and Dunn were nominated by their colleagues to receive the award.

 JCPS Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy (left) presents Riverwood Elementary Assistant Principal Lyndsey Dunn (right) with the award as the JCPS Assistant Principal of the Year. 

Parrish is described as someone who is dedicated to both student learning and staff morale. He is known for working hard to address the specific needs of his students and their education.

Dunn is described as someone who has a selfless drive to put staff and students first in all that she does. Her colleagues stated that she leads with her heart and is vested in the needs of her students and their families.

“Johnston County Public Schools is fortunate to have leaders like Mr. Parrish and Mrs. Dunn,” said Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy. “These individuals are dedicated to student achievement and we are seeing the results of their hard work. I am proud to have them on our team.”

5 COMMENTS

  1. Aren’t these school board leaders scared to death of catching covid standing so close to one another without a mask? Funny how some in these pics are not wearing mask yet they demand and voted that little kids were them when standing that close to someone. (Even outside) Only major place in our local society that mask are still required is in our schools where it’s been proven that covid is a non issue. Go to a college football game, walmart, grocery store, wedding, private parties and mask are no where to be found. So why is it required in our schools. No one especially any school board member has yet to give any reasonable, educated answer to this question. In fact studies that have compared school systems that require mask compared to those that don’t have shown no difference in spread of this rare virus. Yet 4 of our school board members decided it’s a good idea for some reason to muzzle our kids.
    Not sure if it’s just leaders being uneducated, ignorant to facts and science, swayed by politics, swayed by money or just don’t care about a whole generation of kids being raised with muzzles on but the joco school board (with exception of one) is and has been a disappointment for a while.
    Hope they will soon see the hypocrisy and idiocracy in the decisions they have made and change their mind so these kids can go back to actually seeing a teacher talk and pronunciate words and instructions instead of struggling to hear them through a piece of cloth.

  2. Way to go Mr. Parrish!!!! My daughter went to Micro Elementary and he was always so awesome with all the kids. He truly is something special and a true blessing to all the kids at Micro Elementary. God Bless

  3. I thought I was the only one noticing the to wear a mask or not to wear a mask 🎭. It’s going on everywhere. I agree with the money concept mentioned the love of money. People have become so self absorbed they don’t know if they are coming or going especially listening to the social media, Facebook, any gossip is juicy.

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