WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN 2015-2016 IN THE COAHOMA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT:
SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE 2015-2016
Pauline J. Rhodes, Superintendent of Coahoma County School District
The mission of the Coahoma County School District is to provide a high quality education to each child in a safe and caring environment in order to produce contributing citizens who will be able to excel in a global society.
Dear Parents and
The summer has come to a
close, and we are ready to welcome our students and staff to
a new and sensational school year.Thank you very much for the trust and support that
you have given me over the past 11 ½ years.I have dedicated my entire career to improving the
lives of the students in Coahoma County, and I am very proud
of our accomplishments.We have been successful in making Coahoma County
School District a place where students are proud to attend
and employees are proud to work.We are most proud that we have no failing schools and
our third grade students outperformed the State and most
districts in the area on the Third Grade Assessment that is
required for promotion to 4th grade.Our students posted a 96% passing rate.
My Administrative Team and
I have worked diligently the past several weeks to prepare
for new and returning staff, new policies, new programs, new
girls’ soccer program, and a new State Test, Questar.Our greatest challenge has been filling teaching
vacancies with highly qualified staff, but we are confident
that with our great professional development, all staff will
be high quality.
We are pleased to welcome several new teachers, and a new
Director of Testing and Athletics, Mr. Robert Skipper, a
native of Coahoma County who had been working in the Tate
County School District.Also, you will see some familiar faces in new places.Mrs. Latasha Turner, former Assistant Principal at
Coahoma County Jr. Sr. High School will replace Mrs. Xandra
Keys as the new Principal at Sherard Elementary, and Mrs.
Xandra Keys is replacing Mr. Andrae Sims as the new Director
of Personnel and Curriculum. We are very enthusiastic about
the possibilities that these new staff members bring to
their new positions.
New teachers will report
for New Teacher Orientation Wednesday and Thursday, July 29,
and 30. All
instructional staff will report Tuesday, August 4, and our
students will report, Monday, August 10, at the regular
Please visit our website at
www.coahoma.k12.ms.usor our district office for additional information
including district openings and the position announcement
for the New Superintendent that will be named in December
and begin work in January 2016.
As I look forward to
retiring in December 2015, I would again like to thank you
for 12 years of doing what I love, educating our future.