Administrative Team

Mr.  Conell  Phillips, Jr. Principal

Head Principal: Conell Phillips, Jr.

I am a K-12th product of DeSoto County Schools. I graduated from Olive Branch High School in 2002. I received a Bachelors Degree of Science in Chemistry from Millsaps College in 2007 and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Delta State University in 2015. I began my educational career with DCS in 2009 at Olive Branch High School where I taught Chemistry, Physical Science, Geometry, and STEM. In 2016, I became an assistant principal at Southaven High School where I served for three years.

It is a great honor and privilege to be principal of LCHS. Safety, academics, and extra-curricular activities are my top priorities as principal. My goal is to provide the students of LCHS with a safe environment where productive learning takes places with high expectations, as well as, a place where students can discover his or her passion while becoming lifelong learners. I look forward to a great school year building on the reputation of excellence that was set by my predecessor and appreciate your unwavering support.

Mrs. Ball

Ms. Telitha Ball, Asst. Principal

Telitha Ball is beginning her second year at Lake Cormorant High School as an assistant principal. She was an educator in DeSoto County Schools for the past 13 years. Prior to her becoming an administrator, she has been an Interventionist/School Testing Coordinator, Physical Education teacher, Biology I teacher and Girls’ Basketball Coach.

Telitha Ball has an Associates in Pre-Medicine from Northwest MS Community College, a B.S. in Biology from Jackson State University, M.S. in Sports Administration from Henderson State University, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. She is a lifelong learner and encourage others to do the same. Her Motto, “Shoot for the Moon and even if You miss, You will be among the Stars.”



Dr. Bobby Davis

Dr. Bobby Davis, Asst. Principal


 *  Graduated from Southaven High School 1992

*   Bachelor of Arts from University of Memphis 1996

*   Master of Arts from University of Memphis 2000

*   Master of Curriculum & Instruction from Freed-Hardeman University 2003

*   Education Specialist from Union University 2008

*   Doctor of Education from Union University 2010

*   Classroom Teacher - OGCE in Hernando 2004 - 2008

*   Instructional Specialist for DCS 2008 - 2011

*   Special Projects Manager for DCS 2011 - 2016

*   CTCE Assistant Principal for 2016 - 2019

*   Lake Cormorant High School Asst. Principal 2019 - present


 *   Two daughters – Caroline, a student at NWCC - DeSoto Center; Madeline, a student at   

Lewisburg Middle

*    Lives in Southaven, MS

Closeup of Mrs. Murdock

Mrs. Rebecca Murdock, Asst. Principal

It is truly an honor to be working with the students, parents, and staff at Lake Cormorant High School! My previous experience includes working as an English teacher at Horn Lake High School for eight years, as the MTSS Interventionist and State Testing Coordinator at Horn Lake Middle School for three years, and as an Assistant Principal at Southaven Middle School for three years.

My education began at the University of Memphis where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Public Relations. I received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University and my Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Belhaven University. Currently, I am working on my Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership at Belhaven University.

My family and I currently live in Hernando. My husband, Bill, is a realtor with Crye-Leike Realtors in Hernando. My off time is spent playing with our miniature Goldendoodle Remi.

It is my commitment to the students and parents of Lake Cormorant High School to do all I can do to help each student become successful and each parent to feel proud to send their student to LCHS! Please contact me if you have questions or concerns. The best way to contact me is by the contact form on the left.

I am looking forward to an awesome school year!