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GPSD Board of Education


Dr. Loretta M. Shannon, is a retired educator after thirty-eight (38) years as a teacher and administrator. Shannon received her early education in the Greenville Public School District, an undergraduate from Mississippi Valley State University, graduated from University of Mississippi and Delta State University and a doctorate from Mississippi State University. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees to complete an unfinished two years. She is currently serving a five-year term. She is married, with two sons and five grandchildren.


Trustee vaughn

Jan J. Vaughn, is a product of GPSD and believes in Public Education. She credits the Teachers and Administrators of GPSD for her strong foundation and success in life. She is a proud Graduate of Greenville High School, Tougaloo College, and Delta State University, where she earned her Masters in Education. She is also a Licensed Social Worker, licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Examiners and a member of Mercy Seat M.B. Church. She is married and the mother of three, who are also products of GPSD. You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. - Shirley Chisholm

trustee cartlidge

Shirley Cartlidge - was born in Indianola; she grew up and completed high school in Leland. She continued her education at Mississippi Valley State University and earned a bachelor's degree in English; additionally, she earned a master's degree in English and in Administration & Supervision from Delta State University. Cartlidge was trained with the Mississippi Writing Thinking Institute from Mississippi State University and also is a graduate of the Delta Area Writing Project (an affiliate of the National Writing Project of California). Additional training included studies at Tuskegee Institute. She currently also serves as President of the Women's Auxiliary to Washington General Baptist Association. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She is married to Dr. Arthur Cartlidge.


trustee thompson

Dr. Doris Thompson - is married to Willie Thompson Jr. The couple have two children, Keisha and Amber, along with one grandson name Lathan. Thompson is a longtime veteran educator having worked in education for more than 33 years. She has worked in Higher Education as an Adjunct Professor at Mississippi Valley State University for the past 18 years. Thompson is a 1973 graduate of Greenville Public School District. She holds a BS Degree from Delta State University; a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Nova University, and a doctoral degree in Elementary, Middle, and High School Administration from Mississippi State University. Thompson is a true public servant, who has devoted and dedicated her career to supporting and educating children in the Mississippi Delta. 


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Dorian E. Turner - School Board Attorney 


Greenville Public Schools
412 South Main Street
Greenville, MS 38701
Phone: 662-334-7000
Fax: 662-334-7021