Administrative Team


Mr. Larry Hood, Head Principal

Mr. Larry Hood holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Mississippi State University, a Master's degree in Sports Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi, and a Specialist's degree in Educational Leadership from The University of Mississippi.  He will be starting his 15th year in DeSoto County and has 18 years of experience in education.

Mrs. Michelle Bordwell, Asst. Principal

Michelle Bordwell has been an assistant principal at both Southaven High School and Center Hill Middle School after teaching middle school mathematics for 7 years.  She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Louisville and taught in both Indiana and Kentucky.  After moving to Olive Branch in 2006, Mrs. Bordwell taught math and Algebra at Olive Branch Middle School before pursuing her administrative degree through the Ole Miss Principal Corp.

Mrs. Bordwell grew up in Collierville, TN and earned her Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Martin.  She went on to earn her law degree from the University of Memphis, practicing in Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky.

She and her husband, Mark, and daughter, Gracie currently live in Olive Branch.  She and her family are members of Getwell Church.  Mrs. Bordwell enjoys cooking, fixing up her home, and spending time with family and friends.

She is proud to be a Center Hill Mustang!

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."

- Abraham Lincoln

Dr. LaDonna Thomas, Assistant Principal

Dr. LaDonna Thomas earned her B.S. in Secondary Education (English) from Mississippi State University, her M.A. in Applied Linguistics and TESL from the University of Mississippi, and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi. Her experience is comprised of teaching high school English and English for academic purposes (9-10), teaching English as an additional language (K-5), and serving as an EL curriculum and instruction specialist.