Mrs. Shanta Scurlark-Haywood

Phone: 662-719-4571


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!