MPS Announces Administrator of the Year

Meridian Public Schools named LaVonda Germany its Administrator of the Year.

The principal of Poplar Springs Elementary School was cheered by students as she was received a plaque and flowers from superintendent, Dr. Alvin Taylor.

Germany has been with the district 23 years.

Poplar Springs is a Star school in the state, and has improved steadily in the past 5 years that
Germany has been principal. She says she's glad to be able to make a difference.

"I get to be a small part of what goes on at Meridian Public Schools and what goes on here at Poplar Springs," said Germany. "And I just get to be, again, just that one little part that maybe that motivates my teachers or the kids. And I get to have fun each and every day that I'm here."

Germany will represent the Meridian district in the state Administrator of the Year program.