The Student Services Department at Petal High School is staffed by Myra Boyles and Lisa Hicks. This department focuses on recruiting, instructing, retaining, placement and follow-up of special populations students in career/technical education programs. Our goal is to prepare these students for high skill, high wage occupations and/or non-traditional employment in new and emerging careers.
We offer individualized instruction for qualified students primarily in the academic areas which are connected to subject area testing. These areas include math, reading and writing. We strive to collaborate with our students' career/technical instructors to ensure mastery of the specific objectives.
Myra is beginning her first year in the Petal School District. She has 22 years of experience from five other school districts around the state. She has worked in a vocational center for the past seven years teaching Technology Discovery for five years and serving as a Student Services Coordinator for the past two years.
Lisa has been with the Petal School District for 13 years having taught math and technology discovery before becoming a Student Services Coordinator in January of 2008. She has a total of 23 years teaching experience.