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A Message from Supt. Uselton

A Message from Supt. Uselton

DCS Superintendent, Cory Uselton

January 1, 2016 

Dear DeSoto County Schools Students, Staff, Parents and Residents: 

I would like to take this opportunity to say I am honored and excited to be your Superintendent of Education. DeSoto County Schools has been recognized as one of the top school districts in Mississippi, and I truly believe that we have the potential to be one of the best school districts in the nation. Over the last few months, I have had the opportunity to visit all 42 schools and learn as much as possible about the traditions and the success stories of our schools, our students, and our teachers. And now, I am ready to get to work as your Superintendent of Education. 

As the parent of two elementary-aged students in DeSoto County Schools, I can relate to the needs of our parents. First and foremost, I want to make sure that we have measures in place to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students. I know that every parent wants their children to be safe at school, and I also believe that students must feel safe before learning can take place.  Additionally, I want to make sure that our students have every opportunity to be successful in all of facets of their life including academics, extracurricular activities, and post-secondary endeavors. As Superintendent, I look forward to seeing our students pursue their goals, and I hope that I can be of assistance to them along the way. 

I am looking forward to seeing the accomplishments of our students and teachers during the spring semester. We have over 33,000 students that are eager to learn, and we have 2,100 students that are looking forward to their graduation from high school this upcoming May. Exciting days lie ahead for DeSoto County Schools! 

In closing, I also want to congratulate Milton Kuykendall for his 12 years of exemplary leadership of Desoto County Schools. I wish him well in his retirement. 


Cory Uselton 


DeSoto County Schools

Follow me on Twitter:  @cory_uselton


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