Administrative Team

Principal Michaela Smith


Mrs. Michaela Granger, Principal

Mrs. Granger has resided in DeSoto County for the last twenty-four years. She is  married to a fellow educator and have two children who are graduates of DCS. 

Mrs. Granger received her Bachelors of Education and Master's of Educational Leadership from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. She taught ten years at Greenbrook Elementary and served as Assistant Principal at Lake Cormorant and Hernando Hills Elementary schools. 


Mrs. Ketchum, AP


Mrs. Tiffany Ketchum, Asst. Principal

My name is Tiffany Ketchum and I am excited to be a Shadow Oaks Eagle for the 2022-2023 school year. I have been at Shadow Oaks Elementary School since 2019 as the Assistant Principal and love our little eagle family. 

In 2003, I finished my degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS. I completed my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. My husband and I both moved to DeSoto County to continue our careers as educators in 2005.

Since moving to DeSoto County, I have held several educational roles within our school district. I have worked as a classroom teacher, an elementary librarian, an interventionist, School Testing Coordinator, and now an Assistant Principal. 

I have three daughters that are my pride and joy. All three of my daughters attend school in DeSoto County.