New Principals for 2019-20

New Principals

The DeSoto County School Board approved four new principals at the May 2nd board meeting.  They will assume their new positions on July 1st.

     ■ Cynthia Dixon has been named principal at Greenbrook Elementary School. She is currently the assistant principal of Oak Grove Central Elementary School. She has also served as an assistant principal at Lewisburg Primary School and Shadow Oaks Elementary School.  She replaces MeLynda Crockett who is retiring this summer.

     ■Kristy Dunning will become the principal at Horn Lake Elementary School. She is currently an assistant principal at Southaven Intermediate School.  She replaces Cynthia Dunning who is retiring.

     ■Kris Perkins has been selected as principal of Olive Branch Middle School.  He is currently an assistant principal at Horn Lake High School.  He replaces Beth Turner who is moving to the Career Technical Center—East to serve as Principal/Vocational Education Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year.

     ■Conell Phillips will assume the reins of Lake Cormorant High School as principal. He is an assistant principal at Southaven High School. He is replacing Rhonda Guice who is retiring.

     “We are very fortunate in DeSoto County to have such a qualified pool of administrative candidates within our own school district,” said Supt. Cory Uselton.  “We had 30 of our DeSoto County Schools assistant principals apply for these four principal positions, and the principal interview committee did an outstanding job of evaluating all of the applicants.”

     “The results of the interviews were very encouraging.  Not only will we have outstanding new principals in place for next school year, we also have an amazing group of future principals within the ranks of our current assistant principals.  I am very excited about our talent pool of administrators,” he added.

     Supt. Uselton recognized the hard work and accomplishments of the retiring principals at the board meeting.

     ”We are very appreciative of MeLynda Crockett, Cynthia Dunning, Rhonda Guice, and Phillip Sublett, and we wish them best in retirement,” he said. 


New Principals