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Darein C. Spann

Darein Spann
Current Position
Principal, Starkville High School
Board Term
September 2023 - September 2026
Board Category
Secondary School Principal
Ph.D. Mississippi College - Education Leadership
M.Ed. Mississippi College - Education
B.A. Belhaven University - English

Darein C. Spann is serving his 20th year in education with 14 years as a high school English teacher, and six years as an administrator.   He has an undergraduate degree in English from Belhaven University and three graduate degrees (Master’s in Education, Education Specialist in Leadership, and an Education Doctorate in Leadership) from Mississippi College. He currently serves as Principal of Starkville High School in the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, where he was named the 2021-2022 District Administrator of the Year and the 2020-2021 Certified Employee of the Year. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty at Jackson State University. 

 Dr. Spann serves as a member of the Starkville Association of Educators, Vice President of the Mississippi Association of Educators, a member of the National Education Association, where he served on the Board of Director for six years. He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, Teacher Education Council at Mississippi State, and the MS Civil Rights Advisory Committee. He has served on several education committees through the Mississippi Association of Educators.

Dr. Spann is a native of Jackson, Mississippi by way of Clinton who resides in Starkville.