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RCES Principal 2022-2023 – Nannette Whitehead

We are pleased to welcome the new principals of Our Lady Academy and Resurrection Catholic Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school year.
Together with Fr. Michael O’Connor and the OLA principal selection committee, it is announced that Mrs. Jennifer Seymour has been selected, by unanimous agreement, to be the principal of Our Lady Academy for the 2022-23 academic school year. Miss Leigh Chapman will be the Vice Principal of OLA.
Mrs. Seymour and her husband, Will, are residents of Hancock County and members of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She brings a wealth of experience as an administrator to the principal position. She has served as a Catholic school principal, public school principal in both the elementary and middle school settings as well as Director of Professional Development and Curriculum on the High School level. She comes to OLA from St. Charles Borromeo which is closing at the end of the school year, despite increased enrollment and improved financial position under the guidance of Mrs. Seymour. Miss Chapman is a graduate of OLA and currently serves as Honors History, Social Studies teacher, and school disciplinarian. Mrs. Marilyn Pigott will continue as the principal of OLA until the end of this school year and Mrs. Seymour will continue as the principal of St. Charles until the end of this school year.
Together with Fr. Everado Mora-Torres and the RES principal selection committee, it is announced that Mrs. Nannette Whitehead has been selected, by unanimous agreement, to be the principal of Resurrection Elementary School for the 2022-23 academic school year. Mrs. Whitehead and her husband, Eddie Wayne, are residents of Jackson County and members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in D’Iberville. Mrs. Whitehead grew up in Moss Point as a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She holds a Specialist in Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi and brings great experience as a Principal, assistant principal, lead teacher, instructional coach and classroom teacher.
We welcome these gifted administrators to the ministry of Catholic Education.