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Board of Trustees

Eddie Prather, President

Mr. Prather is a lifelong educator and works to ensure educational opportunities are available to all students so that they may be prepared for the future.

Sherry Davis, Vice President

Mrs. Davis is a life-long resident of Tupelo. A graduate of Tupelo High, Mrs. Davis continued her education at Itawamba Community College and the University of Mississippi earning a B.A. in Business, a Liberal Arts degree in Biology and a Masters in Educational Leadership. She began her teaching career at Tupelo Middle where she earned the honor of Tupelo Public School District Teacher of the Year and the Wal-mart /Phi Delta Kappa National Teacher of the Year. In 2002, she became a National Board Certified Teacher in Science, and later taught Biology for five years at Tupelo High School. She is currently an Anatomy & Physiology Instructor at Itawamba Community College with 23 years of teaching experience

    Board Meeting Dates

    2018 Regular Board Meeting Schedule

    December 5, 2017 Noon, HLC

    January 16 Noon, HLC

    February 13 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm (Tupelo Middle School)

    March 20 Work Session (9:00-11:30 am), HLC
    Noon, HLC

    April 10 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm (Tupelo High School)

    May 15 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm (Milam Elementary)

    June 12 Noon, HLC

    June 28-29 Board Retreat(or could be June 14-15)

    July 31 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm FY19 Budget Hearing

    August 14 Noon, HLC

    September 11 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm (Parkway Elementary)

    October 9 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm (ECEC)

    November 6 Work Session (9:00-11:30 am), HLC
    Noon, HLC (also Learning Foundation Board Meeting)

    December 11 Noon, HLC

    Board Policies

    Board Agendas

    Click Here for TPSD board agendas.

    Rob Hudson, Secretary

    Mr. Hudson is the owner of McDonald’s Restaurants in Tupelo, MS and the surrounding area. He graduated from Oxford High School then earned a dual degree in Banking and Finance and Managerial Finance from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife Tracy have 4 children - Hannah, Larkin, Mace and Caroline. Mr. Hudson has served as President of North MS Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors as well as President of Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic Board. He has recently been appointed to his second term on the Tupelo School Board. He has been honored with the AEE J.C. Whitehead Award for Corporate Education Advocate of the Year, The Tupelo/Lee County NAACP Jack Reed Sr. Race Relations Diversity Award, The Our Mississippi Champion of Diversity Award and The IMPACT Award.

    Joe Babb, Board Member

    Joe Babb is a CPA and a shareholder with Eaton, Babb & Smith, P.A, a regional public accounting firm. Joe is married to the former Lauren McGee and they have 3 children – Cate, Ava, and Jack. The Babbs are active members of First United Methodist Church.

    Kenneth Wheeler, Board Member

    Ken Wheeler, a Tupelo native and attended both Lee County and Tupelo Public Schools, is a 1983 graduate of Austin Peay State University. He was reappointed to serve a second term on the School Board. He is the Director of Security Services at North Mississippi Medical Center and is married to Cheryl Wheeler. They have 2 adult children.