At SPE, our vision is that we want all of our students to be SOUTH:
Successful Optimistic Unique Trustworthy Happy and Healthy
We have a wonderful staff who invest in our students daily. We are using the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards as an instructional guide. Our PBIS includes teaching children to GRRR, "Get Ready, Get Responsible, Get Respectful."
Learning is fun at SPE and it's always a great day to be a Cougar!
South Pontotoc Elementary Principal - Lisa Williamson
Our Principal is Mrs. Lisa Williamson. Mrs. Williamson has been a teacher at SPM for four years and this is her second year as principal. She has a total of 24 years teaching experience with 19 years teaching experience in the elementary grades. Mrs. Williamson recently taught science in the eighth grade. She has been the PBIS team leader at SPMS since 2009 and the SPMS testing coordinator in 2011. She is a Thinking Map trainer, has been a professional development trainer for the PCSD, was the SPMS Teacher of the year for the 2009-2010 school year and the PCSD Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011. Mrs. Williamson has been to several Common Core trainings and was on the PCSD professional development committee in 2010.
Mrs. Williamson is married to Jimmy Williamson and lives in the Algoma community. Mrs. Williamson has four children, one of the four, Maggie, currently attends South Pontotoc. Lisa and her family attend West Heights Baptist Church and are big supporters of South Pontotoc.
South Pontotoc Elementary Assistant Principal - Doug Gentry
Our Assistant Principal is Mr. Doug Gentry. Mr. Gentry previously
taught Engineering I and II at Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology Center for
the past six years. Mr. Gentry spent 20 years working in business and industry
before returning to education. He has a B.S. degree from Mississippi State
University in Secondary Social Studies Education and a M.Ed. from the
University of Mississippi in Educational Leadership. In addition to Social
Studies and Engineering, he also holds certification in General Science and
Economics as well as COOL and IC3.Mr.
Gentry was the PRCTC Teacher of the Year in 2010.
Mr. Gentry is married to Dorenda Gentry and lives in Blue
Springs. Mr. Gentry has two children, Thomas and Rachel, who currently attend
East Union where their mother is a Chemistry, Physics, and ICT I teacher. Doug
and his family attend Locust Hill Baptist Church. He enjoys attending MSU
sporting events with his family.
PCSD - Pontotoc County School District
PCSD - South Pontotoc Elementary School
As a parent, your input is important to us at South Pontotoc Elementary School.Please click on the link below to access a survey that will provide valuable input concerning parental involvement. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.
South Pontotoc Elementary is located in the Springville community in Pontotoc County. Located off Hwy 9 South approximately 6 miles northwest of Pontotoc, MS, turn left at the South Pontotoc Grocery in Springville and drive 2 miles on South Pontotoc Road. The School will be on the left.