Mr. John Sartain, Principal
Welcome to Southaven Middle School! I am very excited to be the principal of this amazing school. I look forward to serving the students, parents, and teachers of Southaven Middle School.
Dr. Jeremiah Burks, Assistant Principal
Dr. Jeremiah Burks has been an educator for more than 25 years. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Delta State University. He later received a master's degree and specialist’s degree also from Delta State. He received his doctorate from Arkansas State University – Jonesboro in 2010.
Before becoming assistant principal at SMS, Mr. Burks was assistant principal at Horn Lake High School. Dr. Burks served as a lead teacher, assistant principal, principal, and central office administrator in school districts in both Mississippi and Tennessee.
Mr. Nick Eddlemon, Assistant Principal
I am a graduate of Southaven High School, class of 1996. I attended Freed-Hardeman University where I received my Bachelor's degree in 2000 and my Master’s in 2011 from Arkansas State University. I have been a Head Volleyball coach, Assistant Baseball coach, and Archery coach in Desoto County. I taught Math courses ranging from Calculus to Pre-Algebra during my teaching career. I have been married to Daphne since 2001 and have 2 girls, Jaci & Jadyn and one boy, Brody.
Dr. Harold Hale, Assistant Principal
Dr. Hale is a graduate of Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, MS. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi State University (1999) and his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University (2012), and his Doctorate Degree from CUC (2018). He has taught at Myrtle Attendance Center, Tupelo Public Schools, and Horn Lake High School. His wife, Kristy, is also an administrator in the district. They have two wonderful boys, Kasdin and Trapper. Dr. Hale is proud to be a Charger!
“Not all those who wander are lost”
Mrs. Elizabeth Hurst, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Elizabeth Hurst is from Olive Branch but currently resides in Memphis. She has a Bachelor's degree in Geological Engineering and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, both from the University of Mississippi. Prior to becoming an administrator, Mrs. Hurst taught math at Olive Branch Middle School. She is married to Thomas Hurst, a teacher at Olive Branch Middle School.
Mrs. Rebecca Murdock, Assistant Principal