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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 Dr. Jeanne DuBard
Dir. of Institutional Advancement Shanelle Branscome
Athletic Director Dennis Sims


K4 Kim McWhorter 
K3 Sherryl McWhorter  
K5 Linda Darby
K3,K4 & K5 Randye McKibben


1st Grade Nancy Denley
1st Grade Janice Davis
2nd Grade Beth Muselwhite

2nd Grade Nicole Caldwell
3rd Grade Amy Clements

3rd Grade Debra Arrington
4th Grade Angie McElwrath
4th Grade Beth Blakely
5th Grade Sharon Logan
5th Grade Freda Weir
Softball, Baseball, P.E.  Chris Rose  
Computer  Dawn Traugott
Music Melissa Stokes
Art Allyson Worsham
P.E. Jacob Carpenter
Librarian Melanie Marter


Denise Boxx 6th , 7th and 8th grade English
Jacob Carpenter 6th grade History, Elementary P.E., Junior High and High School Football
Lillian Hayward 7th grade Reading, 8th grade History,Student Council Sponsor
Kitty Hill 6th, 7th and 8th grade History, Geometry
Dana Hollingsworth 6th and 7th Math ,Pre-Algebra and Algebra I
Dawn Traugott Elementary Computer, High School Computer, Spanish, Yearbook
Jan Dean Wortham 6th, 7th and 8th grade Science


Laura Barker Bible
Dr. Cannon  Beissel A & P
Tyler Bolen  Apologetics

Ken Chandler Environmental Science, Junior High and High School  Head Football Coach and Drivers Education
Robin Chastain Honors U.S. History, World History, Junior High and High School Basketball, Softball and Track
Debbie Dambrino Biology I, Biology II and ACT Prep
Marcus Davidson MS Studies/World Geography, World History,Junior High and High School football, Junior High and High School Basketball and Track  
Donna Gordon English I and II and Honors English I and II
Chris Rose Accounting, Government, Economics

Sharon Tartt Spanish I, 8th Grade Computer, Elementary Computer , Computer I
Anissa Wilkinson English III; English IV; English Comp I and II; American Literature and British Literature, 6th Grade Reading
James Wall Trigonometry; PreCalculus, Calculus
Billie Young Honors Algebra I,II and Honors Geometry and Advanced Math
Allyson Worsham Art
Brooke Wright Director of Junior High and High School Show Choir


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