JACKSON, Tenn. – After two decades of educating children in the Jackson-Madison County School System, Dr. Janice Epperson is preparing for a larger role in a new system. Dr. Epperson has been named Assistant Superintendent for a Connecticut school district.
“I have always aspired to be a superintendent and this position will allow me to get the experience to continue to pursue that dream,” she explained. “Leaving during a school year is not ideal but I feel this is an opportunity I can’t pass up.” Epperson said this position was not available at the beginning of the school year and had just recently become opened.
Dr. Epperson has held various roles in JMCSS, most recently assuming the duties of principal of Liberty Technology Magnet High School during the 2017-2018 school year. She had previously served the district as Instructional Leadership Director and principal at Madison Academic Magnet High School. She began her career with JMCSS at I.B. Tigrett Middle School where she served as principal, assistant principal, teacher and coached boys’ basketball and soccer.
A native of Humboldt, Tenn., Dr. Epperson spent her first five years in education as a teacher and coach in her hometown. She said leaving JMCSS is not easy. “I have made life-long friends, built great relationships and hopefully grown educational leaders during my time here,” she added. “West Tennessee will always be home.”
“We are grateful to Dr. Epperson for her leadership throughout her time with the district,” said Dr. Eric Jones, superintendent of JMCSS. “This is a well-deserved promotion. We wish her the best as she moves on to impact the lives of more students.”
Dr. Epperson says she will help with her successor’s transition before departing for Connecticut. Her last day at Liberty has not been determined. A new principal for Liberty will be announced in the coming days.