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DCS Secondary Education

"If better is possible, good is not enough!"

Jeff Gilder, Executive Director of Secondary Education
Jeff Gilder, Executive Director of Secondary Education
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As the Executive Director of Secondary Education, I support administrators and teachers to ensure the highest level of opportunity and growth for students in grades 6th-12th.  DCS is now the largest district in Mississippi. 

We are dedicated to providing a curriculum which best supports students as they grow as learners.  As we move toward implementation of the MS College & Career Readiness standards in our middle and high schools, we look to focus on college and career readiness across all content areas to prepare our students for the rigors of a competitive work force and of higher education.

In addition to a focus on academics, our middle and schools provide a myriad of extra-curricular activities and opportunities to help students grow as collaborators and leaders.  We are dedicated to helping each student be the best that he or she can be.

I welcome you to DeSoto County Schools.  Please contact me if I can be of assistance and be sure to visit all of our links on the right side and at the bottom of this page for more information on our programs and instructional practices.

Sincerely,

Jeff Gilder,
Executive Director
Office:  (662)429-5271 ext. 1273
Email:  jeff.gilder@dcsms.org

 

NEW!  MDE Family Guides for Middle School Grade Levels:
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7th Grade Family Guide
8th Grade Family Guide

 

Meet our Specialists & Coaches:

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Michelle Corbin
Math Specialist,
Middle Schools
(662) 449-7203
michelle.corbin@dcsms.org
Shannon Eldridge
Reading Specialist,
Middle Schools
(662) 449-7184
shannon.eldridge@dcsms.org
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Dr. April Holifield-Scott
Literacy Specialist,
High Schools
(662) 449-7283
april.holifield-scott@dcsms.org
Chereda Daugherty
Math Specialist,
High Schools
(662) 449-7157
chereda.daugherty@dcsms.org


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