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5th Grade Spotlight


Welcome to a new year at DeSoto Central Elementary! 

My name is Liz Prince, and I will be your child’s SPOTLIGHT teacher this year. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself and our program this year.

I have lived in Southaven most of my life, and I feel very blessed to teach at DeSoto Central Elementary. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and my Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. This will be my 9th year teaching and my 3rd year as a Spotlight teacher. I have been married to my husband, Russell, for 13 years, and he is a high school teacher. We have two young children, Reina (10) and Grayson (5).

SPOTLIGHT stands for Specialized Plan of Teaching Learners Involving the Gifted & Highly Talented, and this is going to be an exciting year for us! We will explore thematic units incorporating the areas of gifted education: affective skills, communication skills, creativity, information literacy, success skills, and thinking skills. Students will attend Spotlight class one day per week. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions about classroom activities, unit material, or field trips. My email is

Parents are THE most important people in a child’s life, and I look forward to working with you for the benefit of your child. With school and home working together, I know that each and every student can have his or her most successful school year yet!

Thank you for sharing your child with me this year.