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Assistant Principal
Central Elementary School

Misa Presley

Experience:

  • 2020-2021:
    Oxford Intermediate School, Oxford School District – Oxford, MS
    • Behavior Coach/Intervention Coordinator
  • 2017-2020:
    Green Hill Intermediate School, north panola school district – Sardis, MS
    • Assistant Principal
  • 2014-2017:
    Oxford Elementary school, oxford school district – Oxford, MS
    • Teacher-Grade Level Chair
  • 2012-2014:
    Batesville Intermediate school, south panola school district – Batesville, MS
    • Teacher

Awards:

  • Oxford Elementary Teacher of The Year 2016

Education:

  • Master of Education in School Psychometry (2019),
    University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership (2016),
    The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (2012),
    The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (2010),
    Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS

Principal
Della Davidson Elementary School

Patches Calhoun

Experience:

  • Oxford City Schools: Assistant Principal, 2018 - 2021
  • Mississippi Department of Education: Student Assessment Consultant, independent contractor, 2016 - 2018
  • Oxford City Schools: 4th Grade Elementary Math Teacher, 2001 - 2018

Education:

  • Specialist: Educational Leadership, University of Mississippi, 2016
  • Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction, University of Mississippi, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, University of Mississippi, 2001

Professional Affiliations:

  • Super Group Member, Student Assessment Consulting 2016-2018, Math Grades 3-5, Mississippi Department of Education
  • Mississippi Superintendent Teacher Council 2016-2018, Mississippi Department of Education
  • Item Review Committee for the Mississippi Assessment Program 2015-2017, Math Grades 3-5, Mississippi Department of Education
  • Item Writing Committee for the Mississippi Assessment Program 2015-2017, Math Grades 3-5, Mississippi Department of Education
  • Mississippi Assessment Program Blueprint Committee 2015, Math Grades 3-5, Mississippi Department of Education
  • Mississippi Scaffolding Document Committee 2014, Writer for Math Grade 4, Mississippi Department of Education
  • PARCC Assessment Item Bias Committee 2014, Math Grades 3-5, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

Awards:

  • 2016 Griffin Family IMPACT in Education Award, Educational Leadership – University of Mississippi
  • Inspirational Teacher of the Year 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 – Oxford School District
  • Oxford School District Teacher of the Year 2012 – Oxford School District
  • Della Davidson Elementary School Teacher of the Year 2012 – Oxford School District
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2003 – Phi Kappa Phi Award, University of Mississippi
  • Oxford School District First Year Teacher of the Year 2002 – Oxford School District
  • Oxford Elementary First Year Teacher of the Year 2002 – Oxford School District

Assistant Principal
Della Davidson Elementary School

Mary Martha Crowe

Experience:

  • 2020-Present – Principal Corps, Cohort 12, The University of Mississippi
  • 2017-2020 – AVID Site Coordinator, Oxford Intermediate School, Oxford, MS
  • 2006-2020 – Gifted Teacher, Oxford School District, Oxford, MS
  • 2019-2020 – Interventionist, Oxford School District, Oxford, MS
  • 2007-2012 – Gifted Testing Coordinator, Oxford School District, Oxford, MS
  • 2005-2006 – Director, Athens First United Methodist Church Weekday Preschool, Athens, GA
  • 2002-2005 – Lead Gifted Teacher, Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School, Clarke County School District, Athens, GA
  • 2000-2003 – Language Arts Teacher, Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School, Clarke County School District, Athens, GA

Education:

  • University of Mississippi – Master of Education, 2000
  • University of Mississippi – Bachelor of Arts in Education, 1999
  • University of Mississippi, Specialist in Education, 2021

Certifications:

  • National Board Certification, Early Adolescence/English Language Arts
  • Gifted and Talented Endorsement (K-12)
  • Kindergarten (K-4)
  • Elementary Education (4-6)
  • Middle School Math (7-8)
  • Middle School Language Arts (7-8)
  • Middle School Science (7-8)
  • Middle School Social Studies (7-8)

Awards:

  • Teacher of the Year, Oxford School District, 2018
  • Teacher of the Year, Oxford Intermediate School 2017-18
  • Employee of the Week, Oxford School District, April 2017 and August 2017
  • Good as Gold Award, Oxford Intermediate School, 2016
  • Inspirational Teacher Award, Oxford Middle School, 2011 and 2012

Principal
Oxford Intermediate School

Barbara Price-Cage

Experience:

  • July 2019-June 2021 – Clarksdale School District, Clarksdale, MS
    • Principal
  • July 2012-June 2019 – Greenville Public School District, Greenville, MS
    • Assistant Principal, Graduation Coach, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Credit Recovery Coordinator, GPSD Leadership Team Member, Gregg School Transition Team Member Special Services, and Secondary Case Manager
  • June 2012-June 2013 – Tunica County School District- Tunica, MS
    • Special Services Director, Gifted Instruction Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator
  • August 2006-June 2012 – Cleveland School District, Cleveland, MS
    • Special Education Teacher, Case Manager, LSC, and Positive Behavior Intervention School Coordinator
  • January 2005-July 2006 – Indianola School DIstrict, Indianola, MS
    • Special Education Teacher

Education:

  • June 2000-May 2002 – Northwest Community College, Senatobia, MS
  • Aug. 2002-Dec. 2004 – Delta State University, Cleveland, MS: BSE Degree, Special Education, Mild-Moderate Disabilities
  • Jan. 2005-May 2007 – Delta State University, Cleveland, MS: MED Degree, Special Education, Mild-Moderate Disabilities
  • Aug. 2009-May 2011 – Delta State University, Cleveland, MS: Educational Specialist Degree, Educational Leadership

Awards/Associations:

  • Mississippi Professional Educators
  • Bolivar County Head Start Policy Council Member
  • Reach, MS Team Leader (The University of Southern Mississippi)
  • Reach, MS District Person of the Year (2008)
  • Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Recipient
  • Mississippi Department of Education: MCT 2 Mathematics Item Reviewer
  • Mississippi Department of Education: Reach Recipient for Recruiting and Retention of MS Educators
  • Finch-Henry Job Corps Professional Development Presenter
  • Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership Training
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated

Assistant Principal
Oxford Middle School

Lucas Ferguson

Experience:

  • 07/2020-Present – 5th Grade Language Arts Teacher at Oxford Intermediate School, Oxford School District
  • 07/2019-07/2020 – 8th grade Language Arts Teacher at Bruce High School, Calhoun County
  • 07/2015-07/2019 – Classroom Teacher at Guntown Middle School, Lee County School District
  • 07/2016-12/2017 – Administrative Intern at Guntown Middle School, Lee County School District

Education:

  • 2017 The University of Mississippi – M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
    • Andrew P. “Ike” Mullins Award for Educational Leadership.
    • Summa Cum Laude.
  • 2015 The University of Mississippi – B.A.Ed. in Elementary Education
    • Magna Cum Laude | Top 1% of entire UM Graduating Class.
    • Named Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities.
    • Robert W. Plants Outstanding Student Teacher Award recipient, 2015.
    • Vice-President of Fellowship for Gamma Honor Society, 2013-2014.
    • Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society member, 2013-2015.
  • 2013 Northeast Mississippi Community College – A.A. in Education
    • Dean’s Scholar.
    • Student Body President and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Vice-President.

Certification:

  • English (7-12)
  • Social Studies (7-12)
  • Non-Practicing Administrator
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Mile/Moderate Disabilities (K-12)

Director of Special Education
District Central Office

Toni Bell

Education:

  • Arkansas State University, Educational Leadership (2012)
  • Delta State University, Elementary Education (2001)

Experience:

  • Ray Brooks School
    • First-grade teacher / August 2001- May 2002
  • Margaret Green Junior High
    • 8th-grade math & Pre-Algebra teacher / August 2002 – May 2004
  • Lockard Elementary School
    • Math/Literacy Coach / August 2004 – December 2006
  • Washington School
    • 7th and 8th grade Pre-Algebra teacher/English teacher / January 2007 – May 2009
  • Senatobia Junior/Senior High School
    • 8th-grade math/Pre-Algebra teacher / August 2009 – May 2012
  • Senatobia Elementary School
    • Assistant Principal / June 2012 – June 2013
      • Prepared and executed professional development
      • Assisted with Title I activities
      • Assisted with Community Outreach Events
      • Ensured fixed assets were accounted for
      • Served on SACS team
      • Established and maintained positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, parents
      • Administered student discipline in a fair and consistent manner
      • Lead TST meetings and provided assistance to teachers as needed
      • Senatobia Junior/Senior High School
      • Junior high principal / June 2013 – June 2015
  • Senatobia Elementary School
    • Principal / June 2015 – Present
      • Prepares and executes professional development for teachers
      • Leads Title I activities