Meet Our Principal

  • Greetings Craigmont Middle School Parents and Community, 

    It is my pleasure to continue to serve you as principal this year!  This is my ninth year in educational leadership. Prior to becoming principal, I had experience as a professional learning coach, instructional coach, and assistant principal in Memphis-Shelby County Schools. Even with these amazing experiences, I will always be a teacher at heart. I also have 10 years of classroom teaching experience in Memphis-Shelby County Schools. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Lane College, a Master of Education from Freed Hardeman University, and an Education Specialist Degree from Freed Hardeman University. By pursuing lifelong learning, I intend to be an example to students and teachers that we should never stop learning. 

    I am married and blessed to be the mother of one son.  I have the same expectations for him as I do your children, who I love as if they are my own. I want to see them excel and become productive citizens, who have ample opportunity to become whatever they want to be when they grow up.   

    It is my privilege to lead Craigmont Middle and the many talented teachers and students here! My goal is to continue to provide a supportive climate and culture at Craigmont that is conducive to teaching and learning. By doing so, each individual student and teacher can experience growth to their highest potential. I look forward to interacting with all stakeholders in our school community this year! 


    Kind Regards, 

    Lakeisha Haywood