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Superintendent’s Office

Holmes County Consolidated School District is a happy, vibrant and forward thinking school district in which children excel, both academically and socially.

Our eager children have a real thirst for learning and our excellent staff is dedicated to ensuring that every child achieves. We have high standards and expect the best.

Dr. James L. Henderson, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Henderson has several core beliefs:

  • High expectations for all children
  • Professional Learning Communities ensures academic success for students
  • Parents and the entire community as partners ensure successful schools
  • Nonacademic needs must also be met to ensure students’ academic success, and
  • Education should prepare our youth for life and if a child fails, the system fails

Dr. Henderson is a creative, energetic, visionary, strategic and effective leader who has been dedicated to leveling the playing field for all children, teachers, parents and communities for twenty-five years – fifteen of which have been served at the senior  cabinet level.

Dr. Sharon Williams is an experienced educator who has served as a teacher, principal, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Executive Director of Leadership and Professional Development and Project Director at a university-based non-profit organization.  In her current role, she uses her leadership skills to serve students, teachers and leaders to support teaching and learning at all levels of the organization. Dr. Williams has shared her expertise in school improvement and professional development on many occasions through national and international conferences and has a keen interest in international education, organizational development and performance excellence. She is a Fulbright Educational Leadership Exchange recipient and represented the United States in Asia and South America, and was a 2014 and 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner. Dr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work and a Master of Arts degree in teaching from the University of Memphis. She received her education specialist and doctorate degrees in administration and supervision from Tennessee State University.

Dr. Sharon Williams

Chief Academic Officer

Ms. Deborah Antoine is responsible for Human Capital, Public Relations, Community Engagement and the Technology Department. She has 30+ years of experience as a Director of Education, school principal, fine arts coordinator and orchestra teacher in urban and rural school districts. Ms. Antoine has consistently integrated technology in arts and music education and coached teachers to improve their instructional capacity. She has professionally developed teachers from Haiti in a United States Information Service program hosted by Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, MO. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Ms. Antoine earned a Master of Arts in School Administration from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. Ms. Antoine’s career has included learning organizations in the states of TX, NY and MO and the country of Haiti. She speaks three languages and plays the violin and piano.

Deborah Antoine

Chief of Staff

Ms. Cheryl Peoples is responsible for all financial activity such as payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, fixed assets, budgets and financial statements.  She also has the responsibility of Child Nutrition, Transportation, and Maintenance. Ms. Peoples has over 30 years of experience as a Director of Accounting and Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief of Fiscal Operations. Ms. Peoples has consistently used financial data to help support all student activities such as teaching and learning, athletics, and other extracurricular activities. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Accounting from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Houston, and she is a Certified Public Accountant.

Cheryl Peoples

Chief of Finance and Operations