MEET THE PRINCIPAL
WELCOME MELISSA SHEARON!
Melissa Shearon is joining our Stopher family after serving as the assistant principal at St. Matthews Elementary for more than two years. “Mrs. Shearon’s commitment to continuous improvement for all students and staff members coupled with her belief in the value of family and community involvement is a perfect match for Stopher,” JCPS Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Zone 3 Joe Leffert said.
Shearon has more than a decade of experience in education, dedicating the majority of her career to Jefferson County Public Schools. She first joined the district in 2009 as an English Language Arts teacher at Johnson Traditional Middle School. In 2012, Shearon moved over to Westport Middle School to continue teaching English Language Arts and also serve as a team leader and goal clarity coach. Four years later, she left the district to take on a new role at the Kentucky Department of Education. Shearon worked as an Educational Recovery Specialist for three years before coming back to JCPS to join the Office of Teaching and Learning as the manager of Academic Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. She spent several months on that team before becoming the assistant principal at St. Matthews Elementary in October 2019.
“I am honored to be selected as the next principal of Stopher Elementary,” Shearon said. “I am passionate about the elementary school experience and can’t wait to begin connecting with students, staff, and families. Stopher has a history of academic excellence, rich offerings for students, and deep community involvement. I am committed to ensuring every student thrives at Stopher.”
Shearon earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. She also has a master’s degree and an educational specialist degree from the University of Louisville.