Mrs. April Rucker, Principal
It is an honor to be the Principal of Southaven Intermediate School. I am committed to ensuring all students have a safe and nurturing learning environment where they can reach their full individual potential. Our students will build strong academic, social, and emotional foundations through meaningful and creative learning opportunities.
The children are our number one priority; therefore, we will strive to create opportunities for the parents, community, and all stakeholders to be involved at Southaven Intermediate School. We encourage you to join our PTO and become an active participant in your child’s education. We welcome your support and involvement in our activities.
The faculty and I are looking forward to a great year with your child. We are passionate about their academic, social, and emotional growth during their years at SIS. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
BIO: Before becoming Principal at Southaven Intermediate School, Mrs. April Rucker was the Principal of Lake Cormorant Elementary School for two years, and prior to that, she served as an Assistant Principal at Southaven Intermediate School for three years. April Rucker received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from The University of Mississippi, and later, her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. Mrs. Rucker began her career as a teacher at Southaven Middle School, and she worked as a teacher and basketball coach at DeSoto Central Middle School. She is well-rounded in the field of education and desires to invoke a true passion for teaching and learning. Mrs. Rucker is married to Laveil Rucker, and they have three daughters, Tylah, India, and Zion, and three sons Kevin, Isaiah, and Caleb. She attends Brown Baptist Church in Southaven. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her youngest two children play volleyball and football.