Jamie McGraw named new principal for 2021-2022


Great Falls Public Schools Press Release

On March 10,  interview panels composed of faculty, staff, alumni, parents, students and district leaders interviewed three highly qualified candidates from a pool of six applicants for the next principal of C. M. Russell High School. After careful consideration of each candidate,  Jamie McGraw has been selected to succeed Kerry Parsons when he retires in June. McGraw will begin her new position on July 1. (pending GFPS School Board approval)

McGraw has served students and families in Great Falls since August 1999, when she began her work for GFPS as an English teacher at C. M. Russell High School. She then served as the district level College and Career Coordinator for three years before joining the administrative leadership team at North Middle School in 2017. In 2020, she returned “home to CMR” to serve as an Associate Principal. Her passion and talents in working with staff, students and families makes her an outstanding candidate to lead a school she loves and believes in.

McGraw is married to Brian McGraw, a sergeant with the Great Falls Police Department. Together, they have three children; Katie (20), will be graduating from Paris Gibson Life Skills in May, Matt is a senior at C. M. Russell High School, and Emma is in 7th grade at North Middle School. Deep beliefs in Great Falls Public Schools and Rustler Pride run strong in their family.

“I am incredibly proud to work with a team of educators dedicated to our students, each other, and our community,” McGraw said.