Faculty and Staff
Mrs. Antici was born and raised in Clarksdale, graduated from Clarksdale High School and then from Delta State University with a Bachelor's in English Education. She later earned certification in Elementary Education, Guidance and Counseling, and a Master's in Administration and Supervision. Mrs. Antici came to Lee in 1991 as a Speech and English teacher. During her time at Lee, she has served as Middle School Principal, Elementary Principal, and for the past eight years, as Guidance Counselor and Curriculum Coordinator. She and her husband Ronnie have two children, Haley and Tate, who both graduated from Lee Academy. They have two grandchildren, Hayes and Reece.
"Having an administrative role, I have been fortunate to work with other administrators to help Lee Academy continue to provide a quality education for the students of our community. I love reading, traveling, and spending time with my grandchildren. One of my favorite things about Lee has been traveling in Europe, and most recently in Costa Rica, with Lee high school students.
7th & 8th Grade Reading
Mary Virginia Bays is a 2006 graduate of Lee Academy and also an alumni of the University of Georgia where she majored in English. She is currently a graduate student at Delta State University in English Education. She and her husband George have a one year old son, George Samuel Bays. The past four years she has been working in the Delta as an elementary school teacher. She is happy to begin sharing her passion for literature and writing with Lee Junior High and High School students.
Buildings and Grounds
Wilson Ellis was born and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi and is a 1977 graduate of Lee Academy. He attended Mississippi Delta Jr. College and Delta State University with a degree in Business Administration and History.
Wilson is a life-long communicant of St. Georges Episcopal Church recently completing a 10-year vestry term as Junior Warden and is currently serving as lay minister.
He is the son of Betty Wilson Ellis and the late Dr. Marshall Stone Ellis.
Wilson enjoys serving his church, model building with emphasis on World War I aircraft, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He served twenty years as cameraman and pre-press coordinator of The Clarksdale Press Register before coming to Lee Academy in January, 2002.
Mr. Ellis' many hats at Lee Academy include primary substitute teaching, overseeing maintenance duties, working athletic gates, general support staff, and other duties too numerous to mention. His mother taught 10th and 11th grade English at Lee Academy for 17 years and his father served on the first Lee Academy school board and the building committee.
"What I love most about Lee Academy is my great rapport with the students, teachers, staff, and coaches. It's always been said that hindsight is 20/20, but I wouldn't change a thing!" - W. Ellis
MS History, Civics, American History, American Government, Economics - 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 12th Grade
Mrs. Evans attended high school at Tunica Academy. She obtained my college degree at Belhaven College (Jackson, MS) in Psychology with a minor in History. Her husband is Allen C. Evans, III. He owns and operates Evans Planting Company. She has one child , Merri Evelyn, who is a student at Lee Academy. They are active members of First United Methodist Church.
Her interests vary from reading, antiques/history, and cooking to riding horses. She loves all of God's creatures. She currently has 3 horses, 3 dogs and a house cat. She also enjoys skeet shooting with her family.
One of the things she loves about Lee is that the school emphasizes developing moral Christian character, education, citizenship/patriotism. Also, equally important the school teaches team work and the ability to win or lose that is taught through other activities, such as athletics. She loves watching students compete in the many sports offered at Lee. GO COLTS!!!
"My favorite thing about Lee would be the love at our school. The faculty/administration are there everyday because we love our students and we love Lee Academy. Through everything, we at Lee are still caring, giving and compassionate. We carry each other in good times and hard times. Everyone looks after each other. We all come together to help each other, whether it's students (and their families) or a teacher in need at school; also, both faculty and students go out to help/volunteer where there is a need in the community . Every teacher wants the students at Lee to succeed, to create in students a solid foundation so they can be successful in all their future endeavors, as well as be strong, moral, Christian leaders in their job field/ business and as civic leaders in the community.
That's Lee to me."
Head of Football Operations
Library, Resource Teacher
Mr. Eavenson is in his 20th year at Lee Academy after spending many years in the public schools of Coahoma County and Clarksdale, where he taught English and worked as a guidance counselor. Most of his Lee years he has been the guidance counselor. Currently he is a resource teacher and works part time in the library. He also works with the athletic department. Bobby lives in Marks and commutes to Lee each day. Among his interests are music, books, travel, and sports, particularly Ole Miss.
"My favorite thing about Lee is the caring atmosphere among faculty, students, and students' families"
Geometry, Algebra II - 10th Grade, 11th Grade
Mrs. Fiser has been married to her wonderful husband, John, for 36 years. They have 2 sons, who graduated from Lee Academy: Rip. age 32, and Bill, age 30. She has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Delta State University.
"I am excited about being back at Lee Academy for the 2016-2017 school year."
Head Softball Coach
Mrs. Flowers is a 1990 graduate of Tunica Academy and a 1994 graduate of Mississippi State University. She and her husband Taylor have three children: Taylor Allen and Katherine both graduated from Lee and now attend Mississippi State University, and their youngest daughter, Hayes, is currently a Sophomore at Lee Academy.
"This is my 13th year here at Lee, and I consider everyone here my second family!"
American Goverment - 12th Grade
Head Jr. High Football Coach, Offensive Coordinator
Basketball, Track, Baseball
Chad Foster, father and mother Brad and Cathy Foster. Brother and sister Bradford Foster and Allison Middleton. Chad went to school at Lee from 7th - 12th grades. He attended college at Mississippi Delta Community College for 2 years, then went on to attend Mississippi State University. Interests are sports, and hunting.
"My favorite thing about Lee is that it's home for me."
Head Varsity Football Coach, Defensive Coordinator
Coach Johnston attended the University of Memphis and got a degree in Independent Studies. He has two children; a son, Bankston, and daughter, Parker. He enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, and reading.
"I enjoy my co-worker and the students"
9th grade Writing, AP English, 10th grade English
Mrs. Latham grew up in the tiny Mississippi town of Carrollton and graduated from Carroll Academy. After graduating from Delta State University in 2012, she taught English Language Arts in Coahoma and Bolivar counties for 6 years. She is a graduate student at the University of Southern Mississippi in the Master of Library and Information Science program. Mrs. Latham is married to Geoff Latham and they live in Cleveland with two crazy kittens. She loves reading, being creative, and all things geeky from Star Trek to Doctor Who.
Director of Development
Middle School Teacher
Pee Wee Cheer-leading
Mrs. Lunceford and her husband Jason have two sons, Conner and Lawson. Jason is a Lee graduate, and Mrs. Lunceford was a student in one of the first kindergarten classes at Lee Academy. She studied at the University of Mississippi, and is a devout Ole Miss Rebel!
"I share a "divided house" with my husband who rings the cow bell. Game days are always fun for our family! We love the family atmosphere at Lee Academy and enjoy bringing our children to athletic events. “Lee feels like home to us!"
7th and 8th grade Science and Biology I
I am from Batesville, MS. I graduated from Delta State University in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. I have always had a love for the Delta and plan on staying near the rest of my life. Some things I enjoy in my free time are spending time with family and friends, being out on the lake, spending time outdoors, snow skiing, and traveling anytime I can. I am so excited to take on this adventure and look forward to the upcoming year!
English - 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Meg Hatchett Murphey is a1990 graduate of Lee Academy and a graduate of Mississippi State University. This year marks her 18th year teaching at Lee Academy. She has been married for 21 years to her high school sweetheart, Ken, who is also a graduate of Lee Academy. They have one daughter, Kate, who is sophomore at Lee Academy this year. The Murpheys are members of First United Methodist Church and enjoy spending family time at Moon Lake and Mississipi State football games. Mrs. Murphey loves Lee Academy like a second home. She wants Lee to be a second home for all her students and their families where they feel safe and secure.
"Lee Academy is a school that I am very proud to have been a part of for so many years. I want all my students to work hard and feel proud of the accomplishments they achieve at Lee Academy."
Kristin Orr is from Memphis, TN. She moved to Clarksdale almost three years ago. Kristin is married to Curt Orr, a Lee Academy Alumni. They have a Golden Retriever named Cotton, and they do everything together. They love to spend summer weekends at Moon Lake, but when they are home they can be found watching Ole Miss games on the back patio and riding around on the golf cart. Kristin and Curt attend St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, and they can’t wait to start their family and raise them in the Delta.
English - 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Ms. Shive has lived in Clarksdale all her life and taught in the public school system for 21 years. Before that she attended Clarksdale High School and went on to get both her B.A. and M.Ed. from Delta State. She has a sister in Louisiana and a niece who lives in North Carolina with her husband and two boys. She loves to visit family and also loves to read, watch movies, listen to 60's music, play with her two dogs, and occasionally do something artistic like photography or painting. Ms. Shive has been at Lee since 2012, and has really enjoyed it.
"My favorite thing about Lee is the emphasis on character development as well as academic development. My favorite quote about education is the following by W. B. Yeats: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." I hope my classes instill a spark that leads to a lifetime love of literature and the English language!"
Math - 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Algebra I - 9th Grade
Mrs. Stillions is married to Sandy Stillions. She has 2 daughters, Emily and Molly, and 2 grand daughters, Mackenzie and Madison. Mrs. Stillions attended Mississippi State for 3 years and graduated from Delta State. She loves math, gardening, and reading. She attends church at Oakhurst Baptist.
"My favorite thing about Lee is working with students, helping them learn, sharing devotions with them, and nurturing them."
Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus - 12th Grade
Mrs Tomlinson is married to James Tomlinson, Jr., recently retired from the Fire Department and is also a part-time Electrician. They have one daughter, Michelle, who is an LPN. Mrs. Tomlinson has a B.A. in Math and Computer Science and a minor in Accounting from The University of Mississippi. Her hobbies include cross-stitching, cake decorating, fishing, and dove hunting.
"My favorite thing about Lee is that everyone is very helpful and kind."
Head of School
Mrs. Walker lives in Marks, MS with her husband Bill Walker and children William and Isabel. She graduated from Mississippi State University. She loves reading, outdoor activities, snow skiing, and listening to music.
"My favorite things about Lee Academy how kind and welcoming everyone has been, all of the staff, students, and parents have been wonderful. I look forward to a great year!"