Mandy Shackelford



All About Me

Courses Taught:

English IV, Dual Enrollment Comp 1, Dual Enrollment Comp 2, Print Journalism\Yearbook

Associate's Degree:General College from Northwest Mississippi Community College
Bachelor of Education:Curriculum and Instruction Secondary English from The University of Mississippi
Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction Secondary English from The University of Mississippi

I began my teaching career in the fall of 2001 at Independence High School in Independence, MS, teaching 11th grade English and Pre-Algebra. In the fall of 2002 I came back to "my home," Olive Branch High School, where I have been teaching ever since. Throughout my tenure at OBHS, I have taught 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English, Dual Enrollment Comp1 and Comp 2, as well as Mythology, Compensatory Reading, SATP Test Remediation, and Print Journalism/Yearbook.
I also serve as the yearbook sponsor, am in charge of school-wide elections, and the OBHS Homecoming Court.

I have lived in Olive Branch my entire life, and I absolutely love my hometown and school! I am a 3rd generation graduate of OBHS--my grandfather graduated in approximately 1924; my father in 1963; my sisters in 1983 and 1986; and I graduated in 1993.

I am the mother of three wonderful children who are (and will be) 4th generation graduates of OBHS. Ross, who graduated in 2014, is a December 2019 graduate of Delta State University with a degree in Graphic Design; Lauren, who graduated in 2019, is currently attending Northeast Mississippi Community College working on a degree in Kinesiology and is a student athletic trainer for the football and basketball teams; Daniel, who will graduate in 2026, is a member of the band at OBMS and loves playing basketball, drawing, and collecting Pokemon cards.

I am the wife of Greg who is a 1989 graduate of Independence High School. We have been together for 27 years, and this past August we celebrated our 25th anniversary. We currently reside in Olive Branch and live in the house where my father was raised.

As you can see, I am "Olive Branch" through and through. I always tell my students that I bleed blue and gold!
OB Pride!! All the time!!

Fam at Graduation

Senior Announcements

The deadline for seniors (face to face ans VIP students) to have their portraits taken for the yearbook is November 30th. Contact Holland Studio at 901-362-1818 to make an appointment. Email Mrs. Shackelford if you have any questions--

Remind 101


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1st block--text @ebck38 to 81010

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Online/VIP Students

Students--please remember that you MUST login EVERY day to be counted present for the class. Your attendance will be recorded daily just like the in-school students. Your attendance will be taken on the day after assignments are due (Monday's attendance will be turned in no later than Tuesday morning). Also, please make sure you are aware of the TIMES that assignments are due. If you ever have questions, please email me ASAP at

Student Email Troubles?

If you are having problems signing in to your student email and/or need to reset your password, click on the link below for help.

From Mrs. Sullivan regarding student logins:

Some students are struggling to login to Office 365 and Teams. Below are some issues they may be having and what to tell them:

  • They did not go through Have them go to then click on Office 365
  • They forgot their email address. It is first initial last initial last 6 of MSIS No spaces all lowercase.
  • They forgot their password. If they completed the Authentication process, they can simply reset their password by clicking on Reset Password.
  • They forgot their password and did not complete the Authentication process, they will have to go to and click on Tech Help Ticket. Then complete the ticket. Once their email has been reset, they will receive a text message. At that point, when they login with the temporary password, they will complete the Authentication process.
The Authentication process is where you first put in your cell phone number, then receive a code to input, then you put in your email address (not a school email), then receive a code to input. Once this is completed, you can reset your password on your own.