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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.

 

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.

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, 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.

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.

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