Dr. Tony McGee, SOCSD Superintendent

Dr. Tony McGee


Administrative Assistant to Superintendent
Emily Ward

The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees has named Tony McGee the District’s new superintendent.

The board voted unanimously to support McGee to lead the District.  McGee is currently superintendent of the Scott County School District.  McGee, who has 14 years of experience as a superintendent, has also previously served as superintendent of the Kosciusko School District.  

“Dr. McGee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a superintendent to our school district,” said Wes Gordon, president of the Board of Trustees. “He has an established record of improving school accountability ratings while also building and fostering relationships in his current and previous districts and greater school communities.”

McGee earned his undergraduate degree and doctorate in educational leadership from Mississippi State University. He holds a masters degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. 

“The Starkville Oktibbeha School District has a long tradition of excellence,” said McGee. “I am excited about joining the Jacket family, and I look forward to serving this great community.” 


Dr. Christy Maulding, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Christy Maulding

Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

Christy Maulding began her educational career as a sixth grade English teacher and high school softball coach. Before joining the Starkville Oktibbeha School District in July 2017, she served eight years as a building level principal and seven years as Assistant Superintendent in the Rankin County School District. She also served as the Work Based Learning Coordinator for Hinds Community College.

Dr. Maulding earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mississippi State University and her and Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. Christy has also completed the National Institute of School Leadership and the Mississippi School Board Association Superintendent Leadership Academy.

Anna Guntharp, Assistant Superintendent, Federal Programs, Special Education & Preschool

Anna Guntharp

Assistant Superintendent, Federal Programs, Special Education & Preschool

Anna Guntharp began her career in education as a middle school ELA and U. S. history teacher. She served as an elementary principal, Director of Federal Programs and Curriculum, and Assistant Superintendent prior to joining the Starkville Oktibbeha School District in January 2018.  

Mrs. Guntharp is a graduate of North Pontotoc High School. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and a Master’s degree and a Specialist's degree in Educational Leadership from Mississippi State University. 

Mrs. Guntharp is married to Keith Guntharp, and together they have five children. When she isn’t working, Mrs. Guntharp enjoys traveling with family, walking with her German Shepherd, Duke, and reading anything to do with history.

School Administrators

The Learning Center
Dr. Watress Harris, Principal

West Oktibbeha Elementary School Grades K-5
Gabrielle Mills, Principal

Sudduth Elementary School  Grades K-1
Morgan Abraham, Principal

Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School Grades 2-4
Julie Fancher, Principal

Overstreet Elementary School Grade 5
Julie Kennedy, Principal

Partnership Middle School Grades 6-7
Jorine Neal, Principal

Armstrong Jr. High School Grades 8-9 
Ra'mon Forbes, Principal 

Starkville High School Grades 10-12
Dr. Darein Spann, Principal