Adelle Register, the principal of Ocean Springs Middle School, was chosen as the district's 2016 administrator of the year, officials announced.
Register is in her second year as principal of the school. She graduated from Ocean Springs High School and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. She went on to work in the Jackson County School District and in Ocean Springs in other capacities before being appointed principal at the middle school.
"You can always find her walking the halls of her school with a smile on her face, and her willingness to help others is very contagious," said Superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter. "Mrs. Register has established a system that allows for teacher collaboration, student feedback, and higher expectations for all students."