Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Teaching (Delta State University) Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Tougaloo College) Teacher of the Year (Cypress Park Elementary-2015) Teacher of the Month for October (DMS Elementary 2018)
Mrs. Shanta Scurlark-Haywood
I am Mrs. Shanta Scurlark-Haywood. Here at D.M. Smith Elementary School, I am the 6th Grade ELA and Social Studies instructor. Education has been a passion of mine for 14 years. I am elated to inspire children each day I awake, and I thank God I can help reach kids from a community in which I was born and raised. I am a happily married wife and mother. I have two beautiful girls, Ladye and Laiken. My children encourage me through their presence to always give 100 percent to each child I encounter because my prayer is for my girls to be given the best possible education by all teachers they meet. Let's have an awesome school year!