Administrative Team
Dr. Jerry Wayne Floate, Principal
Dr. Jerry Wayne Floate

It is my pleasure and honor to be the principal of Hernando Middle School. We have a great school and a wonderful community in which we serve. My philosophy on education is that "Every Child Deserves to Grow Every Day." It is our goal to provide every child with the tools and skills they will need to be college and career ready upon graduating from high school. I look forward to the upcoming school year and encourage parents to email or call us if we can ever be of assistance.

Assistant Principals

Mr. Thomas Hurst,
Asst. Principal

Mr. Thomas Hurst, Asst. Principal
Mr. Thomas Hurst comes to us from Olive Branch Middle School where he taught History and coached multiple sports. He has nine years in education. He will be over the History department and serve as the 7th grade hall administrator.

Mrs. Laura Ratliff, 
Asst. Principal

Mrs. Laura Ratliff, Asst. Principal

I am excited to begin my first year as an Assistant Principal  I'm looking forward to new adventures and experiences at Hernando Middle School.

I have received my B.Ed. from the University of Mississippi and my M.Ed. from Arkansas State University. I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math as well as various Science and GED courses in both Grenada School District and DeSoto County Schools. Most recently I spent two years as the Math Coach at Southaven Middle School.

Mr. Jeff Smallwood,
Asst. Principal

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Mr. Jeff Smallwood has over 20 years of experience in education in grades K-12 and has worked extensively with at-risk students. He hold degrees from The Evergreen State College and Delta State University.

He and his wife Rachel have two daughters. The family attends Trinity Church.