Welcome to Yazoo County Middle School, Home of the Panthers!
My name is Virginia Ables, and I am the new principal of YCMS. I am a native of Benton, Mississippi and a graduate of Manchester Academy. I am married to Mike Ables and have two sons, Michael and Adam. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2003 and a Master of Science degree in 2009, both in Elementary Education from Mississippi College. I earned my Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Delta State University in 2010. I also became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2009.
I taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades at McCoy Elementary in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where I was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2008. I served one year as a 5th grade teacher at Bentonia Gibbs Elementary and nearly four years as Assistant Principal/Instructional Coach at Linwood Elementary in Yazoo County. In 2015-2016, I worked as a Literacy Coach for the Mississippi Department of Education.
I have a love for students and a desire to see all students succeed. It is my belief that it is our duty to educate the whole child and provide the differentiation needed to meet the academic, emotional, and physical needs of all students.