Quistor Administrative Team

Mrs. Ashley Taggart, Principal

Ashley Taggart, Principal

It is my honor and privilege to support and lead the Olive Branch Intermediate School family as principal. I look forward to the upcoming school year. A culture of safety, respect, and preparedness will ensure success for faculty, staff, and students

The 2022-2023 school year will start my 21st year in education. In 2002, I graduated from Belhaven University with my B.S in Elementary Education. A scholarship through the MS Teacher Fellowship Program enabled me to complete my Masters of Education from the University of Mississippi while teaching in Tate county for three years. For the past 17 years, I have proudly served students in DeSoto County. In 2005, I began teaching 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies at Hernando Middle School where I taught for seven years. As I took on additional leadership opportunities at HMS, I felt the desire to pursue administration. I graduated from Delta State University in 2011 with my Specialist in Educational Leadership. In 2012, I became the assistant principal of Hernando High School and served for eight years. Now, I have the chance to fulfill my dream to support and lead as a principal.

Mr. Thad Burgess, Asst. Principal

Thad Burgess, Asst. Principal

My name is Thad Burgess and I am excited to be returning to Olive Branch Intermediate as your Assistant Principal.

I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Criminal Justice in 2003. I finished my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State in 2020.

I began my teaching career at Hattiesburg High School in 2008 and moved to Collierville, TN in 2013. I began teaching that year at Horn Lake Intermediate and moved to Olive Branch Intermediate in 2018. I have worked in our Special Education Department here for the last four years. This will be my first year in administration and feel blessed to be staying at Olive Branch Intermediate.

My wife Lindsay and I have two wonderful children Hudson and Lilli. I am looking forward to continuing to serve this wonderful community.