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Principal's Message

Caprice Smalley, PrincipalIā€™m very humbled to serve as the newly appointed Principal at South Pike High School. I have over 17 years of experience educating youth in inner-city and rural neighborhoods in Chicago, IL, Hattiesburg, MS, and Seminary, MS from grades K-12.  I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing with our students, working with teachers, parents, and community members here in the South Pike School District.

I began my educational career as a Teacher at the San Miguel Schools of Chicago. During this time at the San Miguel Schools, I held the titles of Teacher, Director of Graduate Support, Dean of Students, and School Principal.  When the San Miguel Schools closed, I was offered a position at the Catalyst Charter Schools as the Director of Culture and Discipline. 

I also held titles of Teacher and Dean of Students at the Chicago Public Schools. I moved to Hattiesburg, MS in 2014 with my wife of 15 years.  I was employed with the Hattiesburg Public School District as Teacher and then Lead Teacher. I later became Principal of Seminary Middle School in Seminary, MS.

My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in, call or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet! I feel truly blessed to be the instructional leader of such an awesome school community.

Remember, Today is a GREAT day to be an Eagle!!!

Caprice L. Smalley