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Principal's Bio


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After serving as Assistant Principal at Horn Lake Intermediate School for 4 years, I am blessed with the great opportunity of being the Principal at Southaven Intermediate School.  I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Delta State University, and I graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.  I started my teaching journey in Gulfport, MS where I was an English and Math teacher.  I eventually landed back in my hometown of Fulton, MS at Itawamba AHS where I graduated.  While in the Itawamba County School District, I was a teacher, coach, community leader, and Assistant Principal.  I was, and still am very excited about being a part of the DeSoto County family.   	I understand that our school is a vital piece of the puzzle for all of our lives, and we will work together to put the pieces in the right places.  I believe that God has given everyone a purpose to fulfill.  When we find our purpose(s) through love and education, we find joy, peace and victory for a blessed life.   	I am married to my Love, Jacqueline, and we are blessed to have 4 wonderful children: Galvin, Kenneth II, Jeremy, and Ashlee.  I love to spend time with family, and, now, I will have an extended family at SIS.