Robert F. Morehead Middle School has a rich history and deep roots that date back to 1955. The school, formerly known as Townsend Park High School, endured many notable challenges that impacted its community in the years following. Most notable was in 1959 where the court case Dove vs. Parham argued that African American students had the right  to attend Dollarway High School (which was an all-white school at the time). This win was met with segregation and the lack of equal funding which heavily impacted the school’s ability to be successful. This eventually led to a merger with Dollarway High School in 1969, and Townsend Park High School was renamed Townsend Park Elementary. In 2016, the school was torn down and rebuilt as Robert F. Morehead Middle School.

 The Aim of Robert F Morehead Middle School is To Promote Safe environment  that fosters a Motivating and Engaging Learning Atmosphere for  all students. Wwill provide them with a curriculum that is relevant and challenging, and that equips students to Participate Effectively in an ever-changing Technology  work Environment/Society. 

I am a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. My entire career has been devoted to the well-being of the future of Pine Bluff, by way of being a classroom teacher, literacy coach, principal, and National Board-Certified Educator in our community.I am a parent in this community. I pride myself in educating my children in the Pine Bluff School District. I am the mother of a 2020 graduate of Pine Bluff School District and a mother of a ninth and second grader in the district. I am a servant for Christ. This is not my job; this is my calling!

Leondra Williams

Principal, Robert F. Morehead Middle School and Dollarway High School


Mr. Jeffrey Neal, the assistant principal at Robert F. Morehead Middle School, holds a degree in Secondary English Education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and a Master of Educational Leadership (P-12) from Harding University. During his tenure as an educator,  Mr. Neal has served as a school bus driver, secondary English teacher, and secondary Journalism teacher. Mr. Neal has a strong belief that schools must teach, train, and shape students in a way that they can compete in any room in the world. To reach or to connect with Mr. Neal, please email jeffrey.neal@pinebluffschools.org or call (870) 534-5243.