Welcome to South Pontotoc Elementary School

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.