Marcus Petty, Principal

Principal Marcus Petty of JM working, 2022.

Greetings! My name is Marcus L. Petty Sr., and I am honored to be the proud Principal of James Monroe High School, home of the Yellow Jackets. I am passionate about education, and I enjoy building relationships with students, staff, and families.


I received my Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. My teaching career started in 2011 in Chesterfield Public Schools. During my time in Chesterfield, I served as Coordinator of the Success Initiative for high school students and as an Administrator of the 21-Century Program. In 2016, my journey into administration began at Charles City serving as the Assistant Principal and Principal of Charles City High School.  


I am a devoted educator who encourages a student-centered learning environment and providing students with real world opportunities to help them chart their path for success after high school. Again, I’m excited about the upcoming year and I look forward to working alongside each of you.


One Community/One JM!

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