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Hello Blue Jay Families,

It is with tremendous pride that I introduce myself to you as the Interim Principal at Junction City High School.  I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the students and parents of this great community and hope that my skillset and nearly 26-years of experience in education will lend itself to advancing Junction City High School’s well- established vision of excellence.  As Interim Principal, I bring a cascading view of the teaching and learning process and will use that knowledge to further the district’s goals and expectations for student achievement.

It is said that if a Blue Jay appears in your life, you will feel safe and protected.  As we move into the second quarter of this instructional year, I wish to use this opportunity to thank members of Blue Jay Nation for supporting our school’s 2020-2021 Re-Entry Plan.  Because of your adherence to these guidelines, our staff can provide students with quality instruction in brick and mortar and online learning environments.  As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we will continue to revisit, reevaluate, and revise our plan as needed to ensure the ongoing safety and well-being of our students and faculty.  To remain abreast of the most current information, please continue to check our website and social media accounts.

My work is grounded in my belief  in the old adage which says, “The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.” As Interim Principal, I will work hard to earn your trust by nurturing an environment of transparency, collegiality, and respect as we work collaboratively to provide a quality education to each JCHS learner.  Expanded opportunities for others to emerge as leaders will be my focus as I work to increase teacher involvement in the decision-making process while leveraging our human capital to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

Once again, thank you for the opportunity to become a part of the Junction City High School family and I look forward to working with each of you as our students soar to new heights. 

Sincerely,

Merrier A. Jackson
Interim Principal, Junction City High School
MerrierJackson@usd475.org
785-717-4200

Junction City High School Building