Principal's Corner


Mr. Nick Toungett, Principal

Mr. Toungett is a former graduate of Horn Lake High School.  He received a Bachelors of Science in Education at Williams Baptist College.  He continued his education at William Woods University where he received a Masters Degree in Secondary Administration.

Mr. Toungett was an assistant baseball coach at Williams Baptist College before returning to Horn Lake High School.  He taught and assisted with the baseball team for three years at Horn Lake before becoming an assistant principal at Horn Lake High School.  Mr. Toungett also served as principal of Center Hill Middle School before coming back "home" to HLMS. 

C Everett

Mr. Chad Everett, Asst. Principal

I am pleased to have the opportunity to return home and serve as an assistant principal at Horn Lake Middle School. Before becoming an assistant principal, I served as a literacy coach, classroom teacher, district hearing officer, and classroom technology specialist for DeSoto County Schools.


I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis and my Master of Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. I am a product of the Horn Lake schools and consider it an honor to serve the families here. #famiHLy

A Sims

Mrs. Adrienne Sims-Gross, Asst. Principal

What an amazing opportunity to be apart of the Eagle family! I am honored to serve as an assistant principal at Horn Lake Middle School! My previous experiences with DeSoto County include administrative roles at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

In my spare time, I enjoying spending time with my family and traveling. I am very proud to be apart of this great school! 

Jay Salemi, AP

Mr. Jay Salemi, Asst. Principal

I am excited to serve the students, family, and staff of HLMS. I have spent six years in Memphis as a teacher and five years at Horn Lake High School as a teacher and an administrator. I am committed to ensuring the highest quality education for all of our students.

I received my undergraduate degree through the University of Mississippi and my Master’s degree through Union University. In my time away from work, I spend it with my brilliant wife and my extremely energetic son.

I look forward to the great things we will do at HLMS!