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Mr.  Jacob  Stripling

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Mr. Jacob Stripling, Principal


I am from the small town of Lexington, Tennessee and graduated from Clarksburg High School. Following graduation, I attended The University of Tennessee at Martin where I received a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance and became a certified athletic trainer. While working as an athletic trainer for the Tennessee Martin women’s basketball team, I completed a master’s degree in Education.


I moved to Hernando shortly after completing my second degree and marrying my wife Jennifer. We have been married 10 years and have two beautiful daughters. Makayla is 7 and Addalyn is 3. We also have a 12 year old boxer named Roxy. Jennifer started her educational career as teacher/softball coach at Horn Lake High School was an assistant principal at Desoto Central Middle School and currently is the principal at Southaven Intermediate School


I began my career in education as an elementary teacher in Hernando. After teaching for three years, I returned to college at Delta State University where I earned a second master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Since completing that degree, I served as assistant principal at Horn Lake Middle School, Hernando High School and principal at Center Hill Middle School.


I am sincerely looking forward to being principal of Olive Branch High School and building on the reputation of excellence that was set by my predecessors. Do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.