Exciting Leadership Updates at MMA

Please Help us Congratulate and welcome ms cheryl and shanina

Dear MMA Students and Families,

It is with excitement I share that Cheryl Paull has been promoted to the position of area superintendent with Choice Schools Associates, our education service provider. On behalf of the school board and the MMA community, we celebrate with Ms. Cheryl on this well-deserved promotion. Ms. Cheryl is a model-leader with an outstanding ability to serve others. I am so excited to see her grow into her new role and take her talents to the next level.

Secondly, I am equally excited to announce that Shanina Draughn has accepted the role of school leader at MMA starting on June 27th. Mrs. Shanina has over fifteen years of experience developing and implementing creative, diverse, and positive programs in educational and community settings. Having served as a Lead Dean of Operations and Culture for multiple campuses, and Middle School Principal, at a local charter school, she believes that students and staff must embrace an opportunity to grow together and overcome challenges to gain success. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services, specializing in Counseling Studies and Educational Leadership.

Mrs. Shanina’s commitment to student growth and development is unparalleled, and we look forward to seeing her passion for supporting students to reach their highest potential as the principal. I have the utmost confidence in Mrs. Shanina’s experience, character and ability to lead the school, now and into the future.

Mrs. Shanina will be joining us on Monday, May 23 at our Muffins with Mom event. Please stop by and say hi. 

Ms. Cheryl will assist in training and onboarding Mrs. Shanina as she begins her new role on Monday, June 27, 2022. Before then, she will be supporting MMA in a variety of ways to ensure a smooth transition. Ms. Cheryl will continue to support Mrs. Shanina’s transition over the summer.

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Cheryl on her new role and welcoming Mrs. Shanina to the team. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or phone. 


Kerri Barrett