Charger Administrators

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Mrs. Shameka Bradley, Principal

I am honored to serve as the principal of Southaven Middle School,  and I'm ready to witness the growth in the students of the Southaven community.  

My staff and I will work together to provide a safe and positive learning environment as we work toward a growth mindset.  Our mission is to develop lifelong learners in an environment that promotes academic excellence. The philosophy centered around this mission is to build positive relationships with students, parents, and the community of Southaven.  Our teachers will work hard to provide an educational experience that will focus on academic, social, and emotional growth throughout the year.  Our expectations will be high as we “Charge toward Excellence”! 

Shameka Bradley,


Shameka Bradley


Southaven Middle School

Office: 662.280.0422


Assistant Principals

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Mr. Jamie Armstrong, Asst. Principal

I received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management at The University of Mississippi in May of 2002. I received my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership – Principal Track at Arkansas State University in 2013.

I began my teaching career at Kate Griffin  Middle School during the 2002-2003 school year. The next year I moved to Holly Springs Career Tech Center where I taught marketing.  I have spent the last 15 years teaching in the Special Education Department at various schools in DCS where I taught inclusion classes and coached football and track.

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Mr. Granger Brown, Asst. Principal

Mr. Granger Brown is honored to serve as assistant principal and be a part of the Southaven Middle School family. He has over twenty years of experience in education. Mr. Brown is passionate about education and providing cohesive partnerships, structure, and support to help others grow and reach their full potential. 

Mr. Brown received an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College, a Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Regis University. During his tenure in education, he has taught inclusion, middle school math (6-8), SREB math, and Algebra I. He is a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and resides in Southaven with his wife, Jami.

#RaisingtheBar #ChargingTowardExcellence

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Mrs. Sondra Hinton, Asst. Principal

Mrs. Hinton is married to her husband, Wade, and together, they have three children. After graduating from college in 1999, she started teaching for DeSoto County Schools. Mrs. Hinton has since obtained her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership.

Throughout her career, she has taught English at multiple grade levels and served as an Intervention Specialist and English Language Arts Specialist. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Elizabeth Hurst, Asst. Principal

Mrs. Elizabeth Hurst, Asst. 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.

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Mrs. Courtney Isom, Asst. Principal

Mrs. Courtney Isom received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at The University of Mississippi in May of 2015. She received her master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Saint Leo University in May of 2018. She began her teaching career in Leon County School District (Tallahassee, Fl) where she taught for three years. In 2018, she married her college sweetheart and moved back to Southaven, MS where she has taught at Southaven Elementary.  

She is originally from Jackson, MS. She currently resides in Southaven, MS with her husband Alex Isom, and son. She is humble to serve Southaven Middle as an assistant principal.