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Principal's Corner

Mrs. Colleen Long, Principal

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the students, faculty and staff, parents, and community as Principal of DeSoto Central Primary School.  It is my responsibility and commitment to lead the efforts in turning students into scholars, teachers into specialists, and parents into partners.  I am stunned that we are beginning our eighth year here at DCPS!  I know that with planning, hard work, and collaboration, we will make positive things happen.  I look forward to another year of challenges as we strive to grow our students in one of the best schools in DeSoto County.  The children are our first priority and we will work hard to keep them safe, make them productive scholars, and prepare them for successful futures in a technological world.  My door is open and it is my hope that you will share my excitement about improving student achievement.  If you need to speak with me, please feel free to call the school for a conference or email me at  Again, I look forward to many successful years with a strong belief that our children can and will succeed and in the mission of the district.

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe."

Anatole France

"The secret in education lies in respecting the student."

Ralph Waldo Emerson