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JCSS Announces Ledford-Lyle as Principal of Legacy Knoll Middle

Jefferson – The Jackson County School System announced Monday night Mrs. Miriam Ledford-Lyle as the Principal of the new Legacy Knoll Middle School. Legacy Knoll Middle will open in August 2023. 

“It is an exciting time to be able to welcome Mrs. Ledford-Lyle to the Jackson County School System as the first-ever principal of Legacy Knoll Middle School,” Jackson County School System Superintendent Dr. Philip Brown said. “Miriam is an exceptional educator who brings a high-level of energy and enthusiasm to our district. She has a history of high expectations and leading a positive school culture. Our students at Legacy Knoll Middle School will have a remarkable experience as a student because of the leadership of Mrs. Ledford-Lyle.” 

Mrs. Ledford-Lyle has served as the Assistant Principal of Social Circle High School since 2018. Mrs. Ledford-Lyle served as a Social Studies teacher at both the middle and high school levels prior to her current position at SCHS. She began her teaching career in 1998 at Sweetwater Middle School in Gwinnett County. She has also taught in Clarke County and Oconee County School Systems.

Mrs. Ledford-Lyle will officially begin her new position inside JCSS in January.

“I am really honored to be selected and I am really excited to be joining the team in Jackson County to work on educating our most-precious resource, which is our students,” Ledford-Lyle said. 

Mrs. Ledford-Lyle, who is currently pursuing her Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Georgia, will work in partnership with District leaders and West Jackson Middle School Principal Dr. Melissa Conway in preparation for the opening of LKMS, which will see an enrollment of approximately 800 students when it opens this upcoming school year. 


Get to know Mrs. Ledford-Lyle:

  • Currently Assistant Principal at Social Circle High School

  • Previously taught Social Studies at the middle and high school level

  • Graduate of:

    • Berry College, B.A. History and Secondary Education

    • University of Georgia, M.A., Social Studies Education

    • University of Georgia, Tier 1 Leadership