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Dr. Phatasis O’Harroll named as Assistant Superintendent of the Meridian Public School District



Dr. Phatasis O’Harroll
Dr. Phatasis O’Harroll

Dr. Phatasis O’Harroll has been named as an Assistant Superintendent for Meridian Public School District.

Press Release:

Dr. Phatasis O’Harroll comes to Meridian with over 28 years of experience in public education. She has most recently served as the Director of Curriculum for the Vicksburg-Warren School District, serving seven years in the curriculum department. Prior to that, she worked in Jackson Public Schools where she served first as a teacher, then instructional specialist, and in professional development in her 15-year career with JPS.

During her career, Dr. O’Harroll has also served as an adjunct instructor at Alcorn State University, program coordinator for the Teacher Residency Academy Alliance at Jackson State University, and teacher intern supervisor at Mississippi State University. Dr. O’Harroll is a National Board Certified Teacher and co-facilitates the Southwest World Class Teaching Project at Jackson State University.

Dr. O’Harroll has her Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Masters Degree in Education from Mississippi College, and her Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. In 2016, she earned her Doctorate in Education from Mississippi College, where her concentration was Curriculum and Instruction.

When asked where her focus would be, Dr. O’Harroll stated that it would be on efficiency, excellence, and equity and that she is committed to the success of MPSD students. She also believes that her background as a National Institute of School Leaders (NISL) Facilitator will only strengthen the success of our principals.

In her spare time, Dr. O’Harroll enjoys reading and spending time with family. Understanding that education is the great equalizer, Dr. O’Harroll is driven by the desire to ensure that all students have access to a quality education.

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