Throughout his thirty years in public education, Eddie Prather has served in several positions. He recently retired as superintendent of the Okolona Public School District. Prior to that position, he was high school principal at Pearl (MS) High School. Presently, Eddie is an educational consultant with the Excellence Group where he works to assist school districts in improving student achievement. Eddie is a native of Tippah County, and holds an associate degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College, an undergraduate degree from Mississippi Valley State University, and a graduate degree from Mississippi State University. He is married to the former Priscilla D. Riley of Tupelo, MS, and they have two children, Latalia and Eddie, Jr. Eddie is a member of New Providence Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and Sunday School superintendent.