• Greetings to all!

    I, Rufus D. Hill, am excited to embark on this new journey as Principal of Pearman Elementary.

    I am a native of Cleveland, MS and proud to be able to come back to serve the community that has given me so much! Entering my ninth year in education, I have taught and instructional coached 1st to 12th grade, in three districts. I began my career in the North Bolivar School District teaching Transition to Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Business Computation and Personal Finance at Broad Street High School for two years. Transitioning to elementary, I joined Tunica Elementary School as the 5th Grade Math Teacher. Being blessed with the opportunity to return to the district that provided my strong academic foundation, I joined the D. M. Smith Middle School staff serving as the 6th, 7th, PreAlgebra, 8th and Algebra I teacher for the last three years. With the consolidation, I was afforded the opportunity to join the staff at the newly established Cleveland Central High School as the Instructional Math Coach for the last two years while serving part-time at Pearman Elementary.

    My academic journey began here in the Cleveland School District. I attended Hayes Cooper Center, Eastwood Junior High School, and proudly graduated from East Side High School in 2004. I attended Alabama A&M University in Normal, AL where I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering in December of 2009. For both of my post-secondary degrees, I attended Delta State University where I obtained a Masters of Arts in Teaching in December of 2012 and an Educational Specialist in Leadership in December of 2016.

    "Achievement In Every Field of Human Endeavor" is my philosophy not only in education but for life in general. Each child that enters my building will be provided with an individualized experience that focuses on their personal growth as a student and person.  I look forward to working with each and every one of you throughout the school year. 


    Pearman Elementary

    Where Achievement is the Standard!


  • Contact Information

    Email: rhill@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Phone: (662) 843-4484