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Superintendent, Mayor and Board

2022-23 Board of Trustees with Mayor Todd Jordan and Superintendent Dr. Rob Picou

 

Paul Mize III, President

Paul Mize, III is a First Vice President of Commercial Lending at BankPlus. He is married to Bonnie, and have two sons, Henry (7) and William (5). 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.

 

Sherry Davis

Sherry Davis, Secretary

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 Walmart /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 28 years of teaching experience.

 

Hope Huey, Board Member

Hope Huey, Board Member

Mrs. Hope Huey has been a member of the Tupelo community since 2004. Her two sons are graduates of Tupelo High School and her daughter is a current student of Tupelo High School. Mrs. Huey attended Amanda Elzy High School and continued her education at Tougaloo College, where she earned a degree in Biology prior to obtaining a degree in Nursing from Ole Miss. Following college, she worked as a nurse coordinator for the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program.
 
 

 

Amy Tate, Board Member

Amy Tate, Board Member

Amy Tate was sworn in as the newest board member on Nov. 8, 2022. A member of the Tupelo community since 2005, she currently serves as the Government Relations Manager for the Tennessee Valley Authority. In 2006, she was named by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of its Top 40 Under 40 and in 2017 was in the Top 10 of the Top 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi. A native of Natchez who graduated from the Mississippi University of Women, she and her husband, Kevin, have two children — Avery, a sophomore at Mississippi State, and Walker, a sophomore at Tupelo High School.

 

Joe Babb

Joe Babb, Board Member

Joe Babb is a CPA and a shareholder with Eaton, Babb & Smith, P.A, a regional public accounting firm. A native of Ripley, Joe earned his accounting degree from Mississippi State University. He 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.

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