• Principal Norwood

    Hometown: Mound Bayou, MS

    Parents: Herman & Anita Norwood

    Siblings: Roderick Lee Sr. & Morris Norwood

    High School: John F. Kennedy Memorial High School (Class of 2003)

    Post HS Education: Mississippi Delta Community College (2005), Delta State University (2007, 2010, 2013, & 2015), & Walden University (currently)

    Degrees: A.A. General Education, B.S. Child Development/Sociology (Pre-K-K), M.Ed Mild/Moderate Disabilities (K-12), Ed.S Elementary Education (K-6), Educational Specialist (K-12), & Ed.D Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment (ABD)

    Years in Education: 15

    Teacher Experience: Kindergarten & first-grade teacher (Leland Elementary School), K-1 transition, 1st grade, and 2nd-grade teacher (HM Nailor Elementary School), virtual reading & math K-12 tutor (Educate Online, Inc.), & Professional Scorer for statewide assessments (Pearson, Inc.)

    Administration Experience: 5 years (HM Nailor Elementary School)

    Awards: 2008 Rookie of the Year (Leland Elementary School), 2010 Teacher of the Year (Leland Elementary School), 2015 Teacher of the Month (HM Nailor Elementary School), 2016 Teacher of the Year (HM Nailor Elementary School), 2018 Teacher of the Month (HM Nailor Elementary School), & 20-21 Cleveland School District Administrator of the Year

    Honors: Kappa Pi Delta International Honor Society & the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success

    Organizations/Committees/Academies: Mississippi Department of Education Teacher Council, Mississippi Department of Education Educator Effectiveness Advisory Council, Mississippi Educator Grant Committee, William Carey CEO Leadership Academy, & the National Institute for School Leadership


     "Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill