• LeDonnis Norwood, Ed.S, Principal

     

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    Greetings! It is a privilege to be afforded the opportunity to serve the students, teachers, parents and community of Cleveland as Principal of H.M. Nailor Elementary School.

    I am a proud native of Mound Bayou, Ms. I am the daughter of Herman & Anita Norwood. I am the youngest of three. I have two brothers--Roderick Lee Sr. & Morris Norwood (deceased). 

    I am a 2003 graduate of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School, a 2005 graduate of Mississippi Delta Community College and a 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2015 graduate of Delta State University. I hold an Associate of Arts degree in General Education, a Bachelors degree in Child Development with a minor in Sociology, a Masters of Education degree in Special Education (K-12), an Educational Specialist degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership (K-12). I am currently pursuing an EDD in Educational Leadership at Walden University Online.

    I have been in the field of education for 11 years. I served in the Leland School District at Leland Elementary for seven years where I taught Kindergarten and First Grade. In 2014, I transitioned to the Cleveland School District to H.M. Nailor Elementary, where I taught K-1 Transition, First Grade and Second Grade Language Arts. I also have experience in the virtual classroom. For two years, I worked for Educate Online Inc., where I was a Reading and Math tutor for K-12 students all over the United States of America. For a brief moment, I was employed with Pearson, Inc. as a Professional Scorer for statewide assessments. 

    I am a member of the Teacher Council through the Mississippi Department of Education, the Educator Effectiveness Advisory Council through the Mississippi Department of Education, the CEO Leadership Academy through William Carey University and the Mississippi Professional Educator Grant Committee. 

    During my career as an educator, I received the following awards: Rookie of the Year (2008, LES), Teacher of the Year (2010, LES), Teacher of the Month (2015, Nailor), Teacher of the Year (2016, Nailor) and Teacher of the Month (2018, Nailor). 

    My motto is "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all (Aristotle)."

    I look forward to a successful school year at H.M. Nailor Elementary where every student is a STAR!