Lee County School Board Appoints Principal for High School MMM

Lee County School Board Appoints Principal for High School MMM
Posted on 07/18/2019
Lee County School Board Appoints  Principal for High School MMM

The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that Neketa Watson has been appointed Principal of High School MMM. Watson will start her new role on August 12th.

“I am honored and excited to accept this appointment,” Neketa Watson said just after the Lee County School Board gave its approval. “This is a dream job for any principal to open a new school and I look forward to engaging and collaborating with the community.”

Watson is a veteran administrator in the Lee County School District, currently serving as Principal at Lehigh Acres Middle School. She started as a teacher at Lehigh Senior High School in 2001 and was promoted to Assistant Principal in 2006. Watson was then an Assistant Principal at East Lee County High School before being named Principal at Lehigh Acres Middle School in 2014.

“Neketa has been an incredible leader at every school she has served,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “Her past performance and current experience make her the perfect candidate to lead MMM.”

High School MMM is scheduled to open to students in August of 2021 on Griffin Dr. in the Gateway neighborhood of Lee County. Construction will begin later this year. The first freshman class will start in portables on the campus of Lehigh Senior High School in August of 2020.

As Principal, Watson will now be able to help lead the process of choosing a school name, school colors and school mascot. She will also help oversee school construction, staff hiring and academic programming. Cyber Security, Veterinary Assisting, Medical Assisting and Carpentry have previously been announced as the school’s first four academies.

“Starting from the ground up is a challenge, but also an exciting opportunity to make MMM the best high school possible,” Watson says.

The search is now underway to find Watson’s successor at Lehigh Acres Middle School.