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Rosie  King
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Principal's Bio


After graduating from Mississippi State University, I taught fifth grade in Caledonia and Senatobia. I joined the Desoto County Schools family in 2003 at Chicksaw Elementary School in Olive Branch where I absolutely loved teaching third-grade! I taught under wonderful administrators and alongside so many amazing teachers.  I left my beloved classroom to participate in the MS Sabbatical Leave Program where I acquired my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Delta State University.

Following Delta State, I had the honor of serving Desoto County as our district's first reading/language arts specialist at the central office.  My love for teaching and learning coupled with a passion for professional development made this position an ideal experience for me. I absolutely loved working with and learning from all of our teachers and administrators.  

My hopes of being a building level administrator came to pass when I was given the opportunity to become the assistant principal at Horn Lake Elementary. This experience was especially sweet to me.  Some 25 years earlier, I had walked those same halls as a first grader.  It was also during my time at Horn Lake Elementary that I was surprised and humbled to be nationally recognized as a Milken Educator.  Most recently, I have served as the assistant principal of Southaven Elementary School.

Over the past five school years, I have worked in less traditional roles as a data coach, an educational consultant, school improvement specialist, and assistant principal. While I have loved every opportunity that has been afforded me, I am especially excited about being the principal of Horn Lake Intermediate School!

My husband, Jeffrey, and I are wild about our six year-old little boy Silas and our sweet baby girl, Piper Rose.  We have lived in Desoto County for 12 years. It is my joy to serve the students, teachers, parents, and community of Horn Lake Intermediate School!

Let's make this our best year, yet!! 


Please visit our Assistant Principal's pages:


Mrs.  Erin  McElyea
Assistant Principal


Kenneth  McKinney
Assistant Principal


Sharon  Reed
Assistant Principal