Administration Team

Mr. Andrew Edwards, Principal

Close-up of Andrew Edwards

Mr. Andrew Edwards is a 2000 graduate of Greenville Christian School in Greenville, MS. After he completed his Bachelor's Degree at Delta State University, he spent one year teaching middle and high school and coaching basketball at Central Academy in Macon, MS.

In 2007, he married his wife Crystal and they moved to Laurel, MS where Mr. Edwards taught middle school history and coached middle school basketball at Northeast Jones Middle School while his wife taught Biology at Wayne County High School. While in Laurel he completed his Master's Degree in History Education from William Carey University. In the 2008-2009 school year he was selected as the AEE Teacher of the Year for Northeast Jones Middle School.

Mr. Edwards and his wife moved to Hernando in 2009 and both began teaching at Hernando High School. Over his time at HHS he taught Mississippi Studies, World Geography, US History, and Advanced Placement US History. He also served as the Social Studies Department Chair and continued his coaching career as the Assistant Coach of the softball program (2009-2015) and the Head Coach of the cross country program (2015-2017). He recently completed his Specialist Degree in Administration from Arkansas State University.

Mr. Edwards lives in Hernando with his wife Crystal and his three children, Lochlan (7), Landry (5), and Ledger (1). They are active members of Colonial Hills Church.

Assistant Principals

Mr. Chad Everett, Asst. Principal

C Everett

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

Mrs. Adrienne Sims-Gross, Asst. Principal

A Sims

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! 

Mr. Jay Salemi, Asst. Principal

Jay Salemi, AP

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!