A 1991 graduate of Hattiesburg High School has returned to his alma mater, this time as principal. Hattiesburg School District Superintendent selected Jermaine Brown as the high school's new principal, following an extensive search. Brown was officially approved on August 6 by the Hattiesburg school board.
He was the director of student services for the Biloxi School District, and served as Hattiesburg High's assistant athletic director from 2001-2005. Brown replaces Robert Sanders, whose contract was not renewed for the 2013-2014 school year.
"In my past positions, it has prepared me for such long hours and dedication. I would even say more dedication now, because it is home," Brown said.
"I'm truly committed to what's in the best interest of our students, and school. I have a lot of pride about this place, and I'm going to do all I can to make sure we succeed."