One name that is synonymous with Jackson County schools and administrators is Elizabeth Benefield. For the past 44 years, “Mrs. B” has been instrumental in teaching Jackson County students. The past 17 years she has been the principal at Resurrection Catholic Elementary School, which has two campuses in Pascagoula. During 2017-2018 school year, RCS will be transitioning. “The 2017-18 school year, I will be wearing a different hat.I will be working in collaboration with Noah Hamilton who will become our head master. It will be a new administrative arrangement for Resurrection where I will be providing extra administrative support, primarily at the secondary campus” Mrs. B explains. The transition initiated by the Biloxi Diocese is to create a vision of one school two campuses as Hamilton takes over as the primary administrator. Next year will be another adjustment for RCS as it marks the 18th year Elisabeth Benefield has served as the elementary school principal, and where she will officially retire.
Earlier this year RCS honored Mrs. Benefield at their Spring Fling celebration for all of her years of service. “Being the principal here has been very different here than it has been in other places. The sense of family I think really has made the difference. The good Lord working for all of us here keeping us together, makes it a pretty amazing place to be. When you begin every single day with prayer with the staff for the children roaming the halls, that’s a pretty amazing thing,” says Mrs. B.
We are happy to announce that Elisabeth Benefield is the jaxcohome.com “Pay it Forward Friday” recipient. Thank you for all your years of service to our Jackson County students.