Administrative Team

Doug Payne

Principal Doug Payne 

Mr. Payne has lived in DeSoto County for most of his life and is a graduate of Olive Branch High School. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN. He started his teaching career at Hernando High School where he taught special education and coached, soccer, softball, basketball, and tennis. He is married to his lovely wife Rachael and has three beautiful girls, Alayna, Micah, and Andi. He and his wife are members of the Southaven Church of Christ.

“In the Lord, put your trust” - Psalms 11:1
Brenda Case
Brenda Case, Asst. Principal
Once again, Mrs. Case is looking forward to being a part of the family at “The Hill”. She is entering her 43rd year in education having taught elementary, middle and high school students and coached volleyball, basketball, softball and track as well. Mrs. Case is beginning her 23rd year in DeSoto County Schools and her 16th year at CHHS. Each year presents different challenges and opportunities, and she is thankful to work each day with some of the best students, faculty and staff in the state! She and her husband Steve have been married for 43 years and attend Compel Church. They have two grown children…Rachel and Jackson. Being with her family, hiking, enjoying the outdoors, reading and supporting Mustang students, faculty and staff are what she enjoys most!
Close-up of Alan Dupree
Alan Dupree, Asst. Principal
Mr. Dupree is grateful to be joining the staff of Center Hill High School. He has served as a teacher at Shelby County Career Tech (AL), Horn Lake High and most recently at Southaven High School as an Assistant Principal. He has a deep commitment to empowering the next generation to develop a commitment to lifelong learning. He and his wife have two young children and are members of Great Commission Church.
 
Zack Sims
Zack Sims, Asst. Principal
Mr. Sims has worked in Desoto County Schools for over 10 years as a teacher, coach, and as an administrator. He holds a bachelors degree in art education from University of Louisiana Monroe and a masters degree in educational leadership from University of Mississippi. Coach Sims as most call him, coached football, track, and powerlifting at Desoto Central High School and Center Hill Middle School before becoming an administrator for Center Hill High School. He is married to his high school sweetheart Alicia and has two kids, Tytan and Layla. He and his family are members of Hernando United Methodist Church.