Mrs. Liz Prince
5th Grade Spotlight
I got to meet comedian and former teacher, Eddie B!!!
I got to meet Eddie B!!!


Welcome to a new year at DeSoto Central Elementary! 

My name is Liz Prince, and I am 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.

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 is my 10th year teaching and my 4th year as a Spotlight teacher. I have been married to my husband, Russell, for 14 years, and he is a high school teacher. We have two young children, Reina (11) and Grayson (6).

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.

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.


Class Schedule

Our schedule varies each day depending on which classes are attending Spotlight. Students are with me the majority of the day, but they do return to their class for Lunch, Recess, and Activity.


Monday: Mrs. Neal, Mrs. Rodgers, Mrs. M. Williams Homerooms

Tuesday: Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Flie Homerooms

Wednesday: Mrs. Hicks and Mr. Pearson Homerooms

Thursday: Ms. Earnest and Mrs. Watson Homerooms

Friday: Mrs. MM Williams Homeroom


Supplies & Wish List

Supply List

  • One 3-hole Zipper pouch
  • One 8 oz bottle of acrylic paint
  • Any type of tape
  • Flash Drive (If you brought one last year, I have it.)

Wish List

  • Flexible seating options
  • MakerSpace supplies
  • Colored Copy/Cardstock Paper
  • Wrapped Candy for treat bucket
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