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DCS Elementary Education
 Amanda Samples, Executive Director of Elementary Education
Amanda Samples, Executive Director of Elementary Education
Related Documents:
Kindergarten Report Card 2018-2019
First Grade Report Card 2018-19

As the Executive Director of Elementary Education, I support all administrators and teachers in our primary, elementary, and intermediate schools to ensure our students are growing and exceling in all academic and social-emotional areas while creating a passion for learning. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for our students. We are also dedicated to providing curriculum and instruction which best supports students as they grow as learners beginning with their first school experiences in Kindergarten. When our students conclude their elementary years at the end of the fifth grade, our goal is for all students to have the foundational and leadership skills to excel during their secondary years in DeSoto County Schools.

Welcome to DeSoto County Schools. Please contact me if I can be of assistance in anyway. Be sure to visit all of our informational links for more information on our programs and instructional practices.

Amanda Samples,
Executive Director
Office:  (662) 429-5271 ext. 1269




The Mississippi Dept. of Education has released K-5 Family Guides to Success in order to help you and your child succeed. 
Click here to access those guides.

Mississippi Literacy Based Promotion Act

The 2013 legislative session the Literacy Based Promotion Act, the primary goal is to create proficient readers by the third grade.  This law requires all third graders to pass the Mississippi  or they will not be promoted to the fourth grade unless the student meets the good cause exemption criteria.  Click on the links to learn more about this legislation.

2017-18 Literacy-Based Promotion Act Report of Performance and Student Retention

Helping Your child Learn to Read – A Parent Guide (K-3)

Meet the Elementary Specialists
Alex Nosef, Elem Specialist Jennifer Potts
Alex Nosef
Math Specialist,
Elementary Schools

(662) 449-7148

Jennifer Potts
Literacy Specialist,
Elementary Schools

(662) 449-7184

Kendra Littleton  
Kendra Littleton
Literacy Specialist,
Elementary Schools
(662) 449-7184
Kelly Peel
Math Specialist,
Elementary Schools
(662) 449-7184 


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