Eagle Administrators

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Dr. Crystal Robinson, Principal

Greetings Eagle Family! I am very honored to serve the Horn Lake community as the principal of HLIS. I have been an educator in DeSoto County Schools for 17 years with 12 of those years as a classroom teacher for Horn Lake area schools. I am very thankful to proudly wear maroon and white!

At HLIS, we are dedicated to nurturing each child as a whole. We strive to provide a positive social and emotional environment where every child feels safe, supported, and cared for. It is our goal to challenge each child academically and help them grow and discover their talents and potential. We want to see our students become the very best versions of themselves! We look forward to working with our parents and community to help our Eagles soar! The expectations are high, but with the village working together… our students will raise the bar. #TeamDCS

Eagle Pride,Dr. Crystal Bland RobinsonPrincipal


Dr. Robinson is a 1998 graduate of Charleston High School in Charleston, MS. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Teacher Leadership from Freed-Hardeman University in 2019. She is licensed in the state of MS to teach Math (7-8), Math (7-12), English (7-12), Social Studies (7-12), and Mild/Moderate Disabilities (K-12).

Assistant Principal Team

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Treasure Daniel, Asst. Principal

My name is Treasure Daniel, and I am extremely excited about returning to Horn Lake Intermediate!

I earned my bachelor’s degree from Delta State University in Elementary Education in 2007. I became a National Board-Certified teacher in 2013, earned my master’s degree in Educational Theory and Practice from Arkansas State University in 2016, and then earned my Educational Specialist degree from ASU in Educational Leadership in 2019.

I began my teaching career at Lake Cormorant Elementary School and have served as a both a classroom teacher and instructional coach across the district at LCES, HLIS, and OES. I began my administrative career at Olive Branch Intermediate where I spent two years learning and growing. 

I have an eight-year-old daughter named Ollie. As a resident of Horn Lake, I am excited to both live in and serve the same community and am looking forward to working with the entire Horn Lake team!

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Tobie Pillstrom, Asst. Principal

My name is Tobie Edwards Pillstrom, and I am excited to return HOME as the newest Eagle at HLIS. I am a 1993 graduate from Horn Lake High School. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Arkansas Tech University. After college, I spent many years reporting, anchoring, and producing the news in Northwest Arkansas. In 2002, I moved back to Mississippi to be closer to family. I began my teaching career in 2007 teaching 9th grade ELA at HLHS. In 2011, I became a Jaguar and taught 8th grade ELA at DCMS, and in 2017, I joined HHS to teach Accelerated ELA and ACT prep. During my time at HHS, I coached the Speech and Debate team. I also received ACT Certified Educator and Microsoft Innovative Educator endorsements. I received a Masters in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University in 2019.

I am married to Tony and we have three children: Brady, a sophomore meteorology major at MSU; Kaden, a sophomore who is on the swim and baseball teams at HHS; and Lynleigh, a sixth grade member of the Hernando Band.

“One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Quintarius Gaines, Asst. Principal

Mr. Gaines, Asst. Principal

I am married to Tina Gaines who is a teacher at Lake Cormorant Middle School. I am a father to 6 children and 3 grandkids. This is my first year as an assistant principal here at Horn Lake Intermediate School. My career started at Lake Cormorant Middle School in 2007. I taught 7th and 8th grade math for 8 years until I began teaching PE in 2015. I also served as the head football, boys/girls’ basketball, soccer, and track coach while teaching at Lake Cormorant Middle School. In 2018 I was selected as teacher of the year for Lake Cormorant Middle.

I am a high school graduate of Simmons High class of 1999. I have an associate degree from Mississippi Delta Community College (Heating /Air) and Northwest Community College (General Education). I received a B.S. from the University of Mississippi in 2007 (Elementary Education) and a M.S. from Arkansas State University in 2018 (Educational Leadership).

“Nothing is given to anyone, you have to earn everything in life”.