Bailess named Assistant Principal at Warren Central High School

Bailess named Assistant Principal at Warren Central High School


Kelda Bailess has been named as the new Assistant Principal at Warren Central High School.

Bailess, who has been working with the Vicksburg-Warren School District since 2002, was approved by the board on Thursday night.

“I have been fortunate enough to work for some phenomenal principals throughout my educational career,” Bailess said. My biggest inspiration comes from Dr. Tammy Smith. She saw greatness in me, motivated me to reach for goals that seemed unattainable, and modeled how to always put students first. When my focus for improving and positively impacting education moved from just my classroom to the whole school, I knew it was time to pursue a job as a principal.”

Over her 21 years in education, Bailess has taught at VIS/Dana Road, Warrenton Elementary, Bowmar Elementary, and was part of the founding team of educators at River City Early College High School. Her love for education, and the students she has inspired over the years, is indisputable.

Bailess is a 1998 graduate of Vicksburg High School; she is a proud Gator alumni. After high school, she attended Hinds Community College, and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Belhaven College.

As an accomplished teacher, she also achieved her National Board Certification in 2007 and 2017. In 2018, she earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from William Carey University.

Bailess is now set to take on her new role as Assistant Principal where she will continue to have a great impact on students in the Vicksburg-Warren School District.

“I am excited to serve alongside the staff at Warren Central High School as they continue to improve education for the students in our community,” Bailess added. I am most excited about building positive relationships with the students and learning the deep-rooted traditions that make Warren Central an amazing place.”