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Our Faculty and Staff

All faculty members of Kirk Academy are certified through the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools  (MAIS) with 40% of the faculty holding advanced degrees.


Headmaster Jay Watts
Elementary School Principal Bobby Wade
Guidance Counselor Jean Dubard  
Dir. of Institutional Advancement Shanelle Branscome
Athletic Director Dennis Sims


K4 Kim McWhorter 
K3 Sherryl McWhorter  
K5 Melanie Marter
K5 Linda Darby
K4 Randye McKibben


1st Grade Nancy Denley
1st Grade Janice Davis
2nd Grade    
2nd Grade Nicole Caldwell
3rd Grade    
3rd Grade Debra Arrington
4th Grade Angie McElwrath
4th Grade Beth Muselwhite
5th Grade Sharon Logan
5th Grade Freda Weir
Softball, Baseball, P.E.  Chris Rose  
Computer & ELS Sharon Tartt
Music Amy Harbison
Art Allyson Worsham
P.E. Jacob Carpenter
Librarian Melanie Rutkowski


Denise Boxx 6th , 7th and 8th grade English
Jacob Carpenter 6th grade History, Elementary P.E., Junior High and High School Football
Lillian Hayward 6th and 7th grade Reading, 8th grade History
Dana Hollingsworth 6th and 7th Math and Pre-Algebra
Dawn Traugott 6th and 8th grade keyboarding, 7th Grade Science, Accounting & Yearbook
Jan Dean Wortham 6th, 7th and 8th grade Science


Laura Barker Bible & Psychology
Dr. Cannon  Beissel A & P
Ken Chandler Junior High and High School  Head Football Coach and Drivers Education
  MS Studies/World Geography, World History,Junior High and High School football   
Debbie Dambrino Biology I, Biology II and ACT Prep
Donna Gordon English I and II and Honors English I and II
  Spanish, U.S. History, Government & Economics


Kitty Hill  Algebra I and II  and Geometry
Anissa Wilkinson English III; English IV; English Comp I and II; American Literature and British Literature and Art Elective
James Colbert  Chemistry and Environmental Science
James Wall  Trigonometry; PreCalculus, Calculus
Billie Young  Honors Algebra I,II and Honors Geometry and Advanced Math

Art-  Allyson Worsham-

Amy Harbison-Director of Junior High and High School Show


Jo Ann Stephenson Business Office
Mindy Beckham  Business Office
Stephanie Ralston Elementary  Secretary
Jo Lynn Mims Secondary Secretary