As many of you know after 25 years of faithful and dedicated service to MHS, Mrs. Marilynne Burnside has announced her retirement at the end of the school year. Over the past few months we have been soliciting and accepting applications for her position as well as completing interviews.
I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Allyson Mitchell will assume those duties for the 2011-12 school year. Mrs. Mitchell has been with Magnolia Heights for the past 15 years as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, and admissions director. She has a total of 23 years in education with her first three years in the Desoto County public schools. She then served five years at Woodland Presbyterian School in Memphis prior to her employment at Magnolia Heights in 1995 as a 4 year old kindergarten teacher.
She received her B.A. and her Masters in Educational Administration from The University of Mississippi. She also received an endorsement in counseling from Ole Miss in 1996.I am excited about Allyson coming onboard as our new Elementary Principal. I know that she brings a wealth of experience to the position and as a Magnolia Heights faculty member and parent, knows our story, our legacy, and our promise to be the best we can be as we continue to provide the best education available in our region.