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

  • Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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  • Class of 2023 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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School Announcements

  • Rising 6th Grade Band Sign Up Now Available

    Incoming 6th grade students may now sign up for McGee's Crossroads Middle School Band for the 2023-2024 school year. Being a part of the MXMS band will help to find a creative outlet, learn and perform with friends, and be a part of something bigger.

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  • 2022-2023 Meal Benefit Application

    To prepare for the upcoming school year’s meals benefits, please complete the 2021-2022 meal benefit application to enable your student to have access to meal benefits during the first 30 days of the 22-23 school year.

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