Administration Team

Close-up of Kristy Dunning

Kristy Dunning, Principal

As a product of Desoto County Schools and a graduate of Horn Lake High School, I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to serve as principal of Lewisburg Intermediate School!

Following high school, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi. I taught second grade at Chickasaw Elementary School for one year. When Center Hill Elementary opened in 2002, I welcomed the opportunity to teach in a new school. I taught second grade at Center Hill Elementary School for 13 years.

In 2015, I accepted a full scholarship to the Principal Corps program at The University of Mississippi. This incredible educational leadership program allowed me to spend a year as an administrative intern at Southaven High School and Overpark Elementary School. In 2016, I obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. I served as an assistant principal at Southaven Intermediate School for three years and went on to become the principal at Lake Cormorant Elementary School. This allowed me to develop skills as an instructional leader while learning from successful mentors.

My husband, Rick, and I graduated from Horn Lake High School and are thrilled with the opportunity to serve in the Lewisburg community! We have two sons, Garrett and Drew, and they have also been educated by Desoto County Schools. Therefore, I am delighted to lead a school in this very successful school district.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can help you in any way.

Beth Gardner, Asst. Principal

Being educated in Desoto County Schools as a student, I am honored to be charged with the adventure to serve as the Assistant Principal of Lewisburg Intermediate School!

After graduating from Horn Lake High School (2001), I continued my educational journey by receiving an Undergraduate's Degree from the University of Mississippi (2005), then a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education (2009), National Board’s Certification in Middle Childhood Education (2012), and then on to a Specialist Degree from Arkansas State University in Educational Leadership (2020).

Over the many years that I have taught, I was privileged to be an assistant for 1st grade, then teach 4th grade at DeSoto Central Elementary for three years before moving on to Southaven Intermediate School.  I was honored to teach 4th and 5th grade for another four years before I moved into a Gifted education position.  I was given the opportunity to reach Gifted students for seven years before I was graced with the role I have been led to today. Being in Gifted education allowed me the flexibility to develop skills as an educational leader, while learning from outstanding leaders in DeSoto County's educational community.

My husband, Jonathan, and I are honored to serve in various ways throughout DeSoto County, and now more specifically, the Lewisburg community. We have two children, Kaden and Ava, and they are also educated in Desoto County Schools with deep rooted servants' hearts as well.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you or your family, as my goal is to serve our community.

Close up of Beth Gardner