Principal, Allyson Killough
I am very excited to continue my career as the Principal of the west campus of the Career Technology Center. I look forward to helping students meet their college and career goals. Through the training we offer our students, we can provide a work force that will keep DeSoto County growing.
My husband and I have enjoyed living in DeSoto County since 2005. We both moved to this area to further our careers and to begin a family. We have two children: Noah (10) and Mollie Kate (8) who both attend DeSoto County Schools. My husband is the Director of Bands for Hernando High School.
I began my career in DeSoto County as a high school English teacher at DeSoto Central High School and Center Hill High School. In 2007 I began working as an assistant principal at Olive Branch High School and was named Principal of OBHS in November of 2013.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in English Education from Delta State University, a Master's degree in English from Mississippi State, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Delta State.
Again, I am honored to continue my career at Career Tech West and look forward to working with students, parents, and the business community of DeSoto County.
Allyson Killough, Principal
Assistant Principal, Dawn Davis
I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education in 1998 from the University of Memphis and taught first grade at Horn Lake Elementary and Hernando Elementary from 1998-2002. I moved to Memphis City Schools and taught English as a Second Language for three years, second grade for one year, and pre-kindergarten for two. During this time I earned my Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi. I returned to DeSoto County Schools in 2008 and taught English Language Learners. After earning my Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership in 2010 from the University of Mississippi I became the district English Language Learners Coordinator from 2011-2016. I am now proud to serve as assistant principal at Career Tech West.
My husband, Brett, and I have been married 25 years and reside in Hernando. We have one son, Brannon. He is seventeen and a senior at Hernando High School.