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Farmer named SPSD transportation director

Farmer named SPSD transportation director


The South Panola School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Kevin Farmer as transportation director during its monthly meeting on Tuesday (June 16).


Farmer, who will replace Scootie Murphree once Murphree retires on June 30, will begin his new role on July 1.


A native of Courtland and a South Panola High School graduate, Farmer has 17 years of experience in the education field and has served as assistant transportation director since January. Before joining the transportation department, Farmer spent time in the classroom as a math teacher and coached a variety of different sports. He will be entering his sixth year overall with SPSD with the 2020-21 school year.


Famer received his Bachelor’s in education from the University of Mississippi while also being a part of the UM football team.


He is a member of the Mississippi High School Activities Association of Coaches, Mississippi Association of Educators and the University of Mississippi Alumni Association.


He and his fiancee’, Parteeshala, have three children; Kevin Jr., Austin and Ashton.