• Jennifer Mathis, Assistant PrincipalJennifer Mathis, Assistant Principal
    Phone: 601-947-3116 

    Fax: 601-947-1076


    Dr. Jennifer Mathis graduated from George County High School in 1995. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from Mississippi State University in 1999. She then earned a Master’s of Business Administration from William Carey University in 2001. She became National Board Certified in 2010, earned a Specialist’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2014, and in 2018 earned the degree of Doctor of Education Leadership. 

    Dr. Mathis began teaching at George County High School in 2001 and taught Mathematics for sixteen years. During this time she was named George County School District Teacher of the Year and George County High School Teacher of the Year in 2009 and 2017. She was named Star Teacher for 2009, 2016, and 2017.

    Dr. Mathis is a Southern Regional Educational Board Certified Trainer in the Mathematic Design Collaborative.  She loves helping students and studying the design of curriculum, instruction, and student engagement. She and her husband, Jeff,  have two children, Jase and Jenna.



  • Darlene Hearndon, Assistant PrincipalDarlene Hearndon, Assistant Principal

    Phone: 601-947-3116

    Fax: 601-947-1076


    Darlene Hearndon graduated from Purvis High School in 1987.  She moved to Lucedale in 1990 and has made George County her home.  She and her husband, Rodney, have three daughters.  

    Mrs. Hearndon earned an Associate’s of Arts degree from MS Gulf Coast Community College in 2000 and graduated from the University of Southern MS in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  After teaching several years, Mrs. Hearndon resumed her education at USM and graduated with a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership in 2006.  Prior to becoming the Assistant Director of the Career Technical Education program at GCHS, Mrs. Hearndon spent 14 years at GCMS as Teacher, Librarian, and School Test Coordinator.

    Mrs. Hearndon and her family enjoy spending time camping, boating, and vacationing.

  • Jeff Mathis, CTE DirectorJeff Mathis, CTE Director

    Phone: 601-947-3116

    Fax: 601-947-1076

    Jeff Mathis graduated High School in 1995 and attended Jones County Junior College and completed his Associates of Science Degree.  He then transferred to Mississippi State University and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Forest Resources in 2000.  He worked for Georgia Pacific in Forest Management from 2000-2007. 


    In 2007, Mr. Mathis began teaching Forestry at George County High School.  He earned his Master of Science in Educational Leadership in 2013 from Arkansas State University.  He then transferred to Central Elementary School as Assistant Principal for two years.  He transferred back to George County High School in 2015 as the Assistant Career and Technical Education Director.  He is currently the Career and Technical Education Director.

  • Matt Caldwell, Athletic DirectorMatt Caldwell, Athletic Director

    Phone: 601-947-3116

    2016 – Present:  Athletic  Director & Head Football Coach at George County High School

    2012-2016:  Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, & Head Football Coach at Taylorsville High School

    2010-2012:  Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, & Head Football Coach at North Forrest High School

    2007-2010: Assistant Principal & Assistant Football Coach at North Forrest High School

    2002-2007:  Assistant Football Coach at Taylorsville High School

    2001-2002:  Assistant Football Coach at Seminary High School

    1997-2001:  Assistant Football Coach & Head Baseball Coach at Mize High School

    1996-1997:  Assistant Football Coach at Columbus High School

    Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership - 2009

    Masters’ Degree from USM in Sport Administration - 2003

    Bachelors’ Degree from MSU in Teaching and Coaching Education - 1996

    Graduated from New Hope High School in Columbus, MS - 1991

    Wife – Melissa 

    Children:  son – Cade,  daughter – Charlsi