Quitman High School

QHS principal and assistant principal photo
Quitman High School

210 South Jackson Avenue
Quitman, MS 39355
Phone (601) 776-3341
Fax (601) 776-6136 

Latasha Shaw, Principal

Mrs. Shaw is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey where she received a Bachelors in Business Administration and Masters in Educational Leadership

When asked why she chose to work at Quitman School District, Mrs. Shaw said, "Though I graduated from a different district, QSD has always and will always be home for me. It's where I began my journey as a public educator and it's where I plan to end it as well."

Mrs. Shaw feels blessed for the opportunity to teach thousands of Panther scholars. The most rewarding thing for her has been realizing the positive impact she has had on the lives of many students and seeing students who continue to empower their excellence through graduation and beyond.

Marchello Evans, Assistant Principal

Mr. Evans is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University.  He received a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Administration/Physical Education, a Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and a Specialist's Degree in Educational Leadership.  Mr. Evans has spent the past 2 years working at Quitman School District.  Prior to that, he was the IEP case manager in Moss Point and worked in East Jasper as an administrator, lead teacher, and a coach.

When asked why he chose to work at Quitman School District, Mr. Evans said, "I have chosen to work here because QSD solidified my educational foundation. It was the beginning. My roots are embedded within the community. I grew up here. I wanted to come back and give back to the place where it all started."

Mr. Evans said the most rewarding thing about working at QSD is the climate and atmosphere. He says the positivity and sense of belonging is real.  He enjoys how everyone works together as a team to empower excellence on a daily basis. Great organizational structure and leadership is a main priority here at QSD.

Quitman High School consists of grades 9-12.  Their motto is "The Panther Way, EVERY Day".  This movement that began with them leaving better every day has expanded to include "Building Better EVERY Day. There are ample opportunities for staff, students, and parents to grow and build better through the many opportunities offered at QHS.  QHS is proud of the progress that has been made thus far, but they are not done building yet!  The QHS family has a mindset to work and they are ready to build better together and achieve their goals.