Ms. Turner

CTE Coordinator Principal

Beth Turner


Delta State University, Educational Specialist 2006

Delta State University, Master of Education 2005

Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Science 2001



District Coordinator, Career and Technical Education 2019-Current

Principal, CTC East 2019-Current

Principal, Olive Branch Middle School 2017-2019

Principal, CTC East 2012-2017

Assistant Principal, Lewisburg Middle/High School 2006-2012

Assistant Principal, Southaven Middle School 2005-2006

Administrative Intern-Delta State Educational Leadership Cohort 2004-2005

Physics and Chemistry Teacher, Olive Branch High School 2001-2004


I am from Olive Branch and graduated from Olive Branch High School. I have one son and we currently live in Olive Branch.

Mrs. Cobbs

Assistant Principal

Deborah Cobbs

Mrs. Deborah Cobbs came to DeSoto County from her home state of North Carolina.  She and her family have been in DeSoto County for 13 years where she has been an assistant principal for 12 of those years.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Middle School Education from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Wintrop University, Rockhill, SC.  

Mrs. Cobbs has a vast degree of experience in Education. She has served as an Educational Assistant in her North Carolina Air National Guard Unit, as a classroom teacher, Academic Lead Teacher, Curriculum and Instruction, as well as an assistant principal in the state of Virginia.

She is married to Michael Cobbs and they reside in Olive Branch. Their daughter, Alexis, is a Richmond Scholar at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA.

Mrs. Cobbs is extremely excited about joining the DeSoto Career Tech East family this year!