Mississippi school principal lets students cut her hair

PRENTISS, Mississippi (WJTV) – A local principal is sporting a new hairdo in the name of education.  

Carrie Hammond-Walker, principal of J.E. Johnson Elementary School in Prentiss, made a bet with her third grade students last year and told them that, if they out-scored their classmates from the previous year on the state reading test, she would let them cut off her hair.

They applied themselves and did an exceptional job on the test.

Carrie Hammond-Walker says, “Sometimes we have to let kids know there’s a little play in it.  They worked so hard all year.  The students and the staff worked so hard so I just had to let them know that there’s a fun side.  Me letting them cut my hair was definitely the fun side.

Hammond Walker went to Manolo’s Barbershop in Ridgeland to get settled into her new look.  As of this posting the video has been shared on Facebook dozens of times and the principal says that although the students were motivated by her bet she gives all of the credit to her teachers.


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