Mrs. Larkeysha M. Sheppard

Phone: 919-894-6003


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Business Management and Administration from Mount Olive University Masters of School Administration from North Carolina State University

Mrs. Larkeysha M. Sheppard


Hello and Welcome to McGee’s Crossroads Middle School! 

I am honored to serve the students, staff, and community of MXMS as your principal this school year. It is great to be a part of the Mustang community!  We are pleased to have you as a part of our school family. At MXMS, we want every student to succeed, and we are committed to working with you and your parents/guardians to ensure that you learn and grow in a safe, orderly, equitable, respectful, caring, and loving environment.

As a middle school student, you will undergo many changes during your years here. There will be new friends, new teachers, new knowledge, and a variety of opportunities. Please get involved! This is YOUR SCHOOL! I encourage you to take full advantage of all MXMS has to offer! 

During middle school, expectations and responsibilities will increase. We have very high expectations for both academic and behavioral excellence. You will be encouraged on a regular basis to achieve your highest potential. A successful middle school career requires discipline, organization, focus,  and commitment.The MXMS staff is dedicated to providing a learning environment that is fun, engaging, challenging, and meaningful to meet your needs while developing leaders who will succeed in the 21st century. We hope that with clear expectations, a strong instructional program, and the support and partnership of your family, teachers, and community, you will make the most of your middle school experience.

It is important that you enjoy your middle school learning experience because it prepares you for learning on the high school level and beyond. Lifelong learning improves your quality of life and enables you to gain knowledge and learn new skills throughout your life. Many people continue their education for personal development and fulfillment, while others see it as a significant step toward career advancement. I began my lifelong learning journey after graduating from Southern Wayne High School in Wayne County as a student at Mount Olive College majoring in Business Management and Administration. I continued my learning journey as a graduate student at North Carolina State University obtaining a Master’s degree in School Administration. I enjoy learning and will continue learning to enhance my personal and career development. I love the power of education! Nelson Mandela said it best, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

My educational career has afforded me the honor of serving high school students for eighteen years, teaching high school Business and Information Technology at South Johnston High School and Princeton Middle High School. Thereafter, I served middle school students for four years as an assistant principal at Princeton Middle High School. 

I encourage you to seize the day! Take every opportunity you have to achieve high and to be your best. I look forward to building relationships with all stakeholders in Mustang country and I look forward to seeing each student achieve and accomplish great things as we work together as a team to equip all students for success! Feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, and comments you may have regarding MXMS. We are mustang proud, and mustang strong!


Larkeysha M. Sheppard


JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS Veterans Day celebration event set for Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

    For the past 15 years, Johnston County Public Schools has honored our local veterans with a special Veterans Day celebration program. The 2020 celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The online program begins at 11 a.m., and a link to the program will be posted...

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  • Updated Social Distancing Procedures

    Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.

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  • Curbside meal service to move to middle and high schools

    As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.

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  • JC Board of Education approves new back to school plan

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.

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