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Message from the Superintendent:  Edward Lee Childress, Ed.D

Thank you for visiting the Corinth School District’s website to learn more about our school district’s schools, programs, and activities. I hope you will find the site to be informative and easy to navigate. Please check back periodically as we update our website and expand technology opportunities.

You will find that our site will be filled with exciting and updated information, pictures, and podcasts that will take you inside Corinth School District buildings, programs, and classrooms. I invite you to explore this site and see the outstanding work of our students and staff.

The Corinth School District staff is committed to excellence in student achievement, academics, and extracurricular activities. We offer a wide range of academic and extracurricular programs to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

The level of community support the Corinth School District enjoys is hardly matched in the state of Mississippi. We appreciate the strong support we receive from our parents, patrons, and the community.

On behalf of our Board of Trustees and staff, I would like to thank you for visiting our web site and encourage you to visit our schools. Please feel free to contact us if you need any additional information.

Edward Lee Childress, Ed.D
Superintendent

 

Biography:  Edward Lee Childress, Ed.D.

A native of Clarksdale, MS, Childress is a graduate of Delta State University.  He served as a classroom teacher in the Clarksdale Public Schools before becoming Program Manager for the School Executive Management Institute for the MS Department of Education, which provided training for over 2,000 MS school administrators.  Childress also served as Director of School Improvement for the DeSoto County School District before serving for nine years as Assistant Superintendent for the Corinth School District.

During his current administration, Childress has led the Corinth School District in a reorganization of school campuses through the consolidation of services of four schools into two, along with the passage of a $12.8 million bond issue.  Projects included within the bond issue have been the construction of the new Corinth Elementary School, which houses students in kindergarten through fourth grade, and numerous renovations at Corinth Middle School, which is located in a historic, former high school building.

Childress has been active in several educational organizations.  He is currently serving as a Trustee for the MS Public Employees Retirement System representing public school and community college educators; the Vice Chairman of the MS Commission on School Accreditation; the President of the Program for Research and Evaluation in Public Schools; a member of the Board of Directors for the MS Association of School Superintendents; and a member of the Advisory Board for the MS School for Math and Science.