Dr. Tony McGee

Dr. Tony McGee, SOCSD Superintendent


Administrative Assistant to Superintendent
Emily Ward

During his educational career, Tony McGee has served at all levels including classroom, building level administration and district leadership. Prior to joining Starkville Oktibbeha School District in 2022, Dr. McGee served seven years as Superintendent of Scott County School District and seven years as Superintendent of Kosciusko School District. He has also been heavily involved in professional development, serving as Board President of Mississippi Association of School Superintendents and as a member of the State Superintendent's Advisory Board.

Dr. McGee earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mississippi State University and Master's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Southern Mississippi. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Mississippi State University.


Dr. Vernita Wilson

Dr. Vernita Wilson, SOSD Assistant SuperintendentAssistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

Dr. Vernita Wilson joined the Starkville Oktibbeha School District as Assistant Superintendent in July 2023. She comes to SOSD with over 17 years of experience in public education and extensive experience in educational sales. She has most recently served as the Manager of MS Sales for the Bailey Education Group, LLC. Before entering sales, Dr. Wilson served as the Executive Director of Professional Development in Jackson Public Schools (JPS). Additionally, she served as a curriculum director, a literacy specialist, an ELA instructional specialist, and an English and Spanish teacher during her career with JPS.

In addition to her work with Bailey Education Group, LLC and Jackson Public Schools, Dr. Wilson has served as an adjunct instructor at Alcorn State University, lead teacher for the Summer Developmental Program at Alcorn State University, an English II educational consultant for the Kirkland Group, and an item writer for the GRE and MCT2 assessments. She taught English and Spanish in the Vicksburg-Warren School District and the Hinds County School District in addition to coaching varsity and 9th grade basketball and track. 

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

West Elementary School Grades PreK-5
Gabrielle Mills, Principal

Sudduth Elementary School  Grades PreK-1
Dr. 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 Grade 8 
Ra'mon Forbes, Principal 

Starkville High School Grade 9-12
Dr. Darein Spann, Principal

The Learning Center
Dr. Watress Harris, Principal

School Attendance Officer

Adriunna Liddell
662-867-3020 (work cell)