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Dr. Loden Dr. Loden is in his 6th year with the TPSD. He came to us from Amory School District where he was Superintendent. A native of Mantachie, Mississippi, Dr. Loden attended Itawamba Community College, Delta State University and the University of Mississippi, where he received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He also has completed an MBA from Western Governors’ University in Salt Lake City. As a life-long educator, he has taught Social Studies at Tupelo High School, was a former middle school Assistant Principal in Oxford, was an elementary school Principal in Houston, served as Executive Director of Human Resources in Meridian, and was the Principal of South Panola High School. Dr. Loden and his wife, Monica, have two boys -- Trey, 16, and Arthur, 9, and a wild Havanese named Monte Cristo.


Your Story. Our Purpose. Our theme for this year reflects the belief that our purpose is to create stories. Stories of opportunity and achievement for each of our students. We’re proud of what we are creating for our students here at TPSD. Here are some examples:

- A graduation rate of 88%

- Campus improvements at each of our schools, technology upgrades and safety improvements totaling $44 million of bond projects

- Instruction that is second to none including a robust implementation of S.T.E.A.M. programs (Science, Technology, Education, Arts and Mathematics)

- Continued expansion of our digital tools including one-to-one laptops for every 2nd grader

- Tupelo High School winning the 2017 All-Sports Award and 5 State Championships

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your child’s story,

Dr. Loden

Contact Information

Gearl Loden, Superintendent

(662) 841-8850

(662) 841-8887