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Sherry Davis

Sherry Davis, 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



    Kenneth Wheeler

    Kenneth Wheeler, Vice President

    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.

    Joe Babb

    Joe Babb, Secretary

    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.

    Board Meeting Dates

    2019 Regular Board Meeting Schedule

    January 15 Noon, HLC


    February 12 Noon, HLC

    5:00 pm, (TMS)


    March 19 Noon, HLC (also Learning Foundation Board Meeting)


    April 9 Noon, HLC

    5:00pm, THS


    May 14 Noon, HLC

    5:00pm, Milam


    June 1 Noon, HLC

    (also Learning Foundation Board Meeting)


    June 13-14 Board Retreat or June 27-28


    July 30 Noon, HLC

    5:00 pm FY19 Budget Hearing


    August 13 Noon, HLC


    September 10 Noon, HLC

    5:00 pm (Joyner)

    (also Learning Foundation Board Meeting


    October 8 Noon, HLC

    5:00 pm, Rankin


    November (TBD) Board Work Session


    November 5 Noon, HLC

    5:00pm, Regular Board Meeting, Pierce Street


    December 10 Noon, HLC (also Learning Foundation Board Meeting)


    Board Policies

    Board Agendas

    Eddie Prather

    Eddie Prather, Board Member

    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.

    Paul Mize III

    Paul Mize III, Board Member

    Paul Mize, III is a First Vice President of Commercial Lending at BankPlus. He is married to Bonnie, and have two sons, Henry (5) and William (3). Mize, a Top 40 Under 40 finalist by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, is a 2002 graduate of Tupelo High School. After earning his Bachelor of Business Administration, Banking and Finance degree, he graduated from the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending in 2013. Three years later, he finished Summa Cum Laude from the Barret Graduate of School of Banking at Christian Brothers University.