Administrative Team

Mrs. Lisa Steiner, Principal

Lisa Steiner


I am beginning my 5th year as the principal of Lake Cormorant Middle School. I have been an employee of Desoto County Schools for 23 years. I spent 5 years as a teacher at Horn Lake Middle School, 7years as an assistant principal at Hernando High School, and 5 years as principal of Oak Grove Central Elementary before coming home to Lake Cormorant. I am a 12 year graduate of Horn Lake High School and a proud life-long resident of DeSoto County.

I have been married to John Steiner for 37 years. We have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. My children are all products of DeSoto County Schools. I received my Bachelor of Art in Education degree from the University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy), my Master of Education degree, and my Educational Specialist degree from Delta State University.

My favorite things about being in education are meeting new challenges and watching my school children grow into successful adults ( I know this happens because many of them now work for me.). Every day brings something different and new.

Assistant Principals

Dr. Harold Hale, Asst. Principal

Dr. Harold Hale, AP

Dr. Hale is a graduate of Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, MS. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi State University (1999) and his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University (2012), and his Doctorate Degree from CUC (2018). He has taught at Myrtle Attendance Center, Tupelo Public Schools, and Horn Lake High School. His wife, Kristy, is also an administrator in the district. They have two wonderful boys, Kasdin and Trapper. Dr. Hale is proud to be a Gator!

“Not all those who wander are lost”     

        -J.R.R. Tolkien

Ashley Rhodes, Asst. Principal

Mrs. Ashley Rhodes, Asst. Principal

Mrs. Ashley Rhodes is a graduate of Horn Lake High School. After she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in English at Tulane University in New Orleans, she spent five years teaching 11th and 12th grade English at Hernando High School where she also sponsored the HHS Student Council and coached the swim team.

From 2017 to 2020, Mrs. Rhodes worked as the Literacy Coach at Lake Cormorant Middle School. During her time there, she earned her National Board Certification and completed her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.

Mrs. Rhodes lives in Hernando with her husband, Brian, and she is excited to begin her first year as an Assistant Principal.

Mr. Nick Eddlemon, Asst. Principal

Close up of Mr. Eddlemon

I am a graduate of Southaven High School, class of 1996. I attended Freed-Hardeman University where I received my Bachelor's degree in 2000 and my Master’s in 2011 from Arkansas State University. I have been a Head Volleyball coach, Assistant Baseball coach, and Archery coach in Desoto County. I taught Math courses ranging from Calculus to Pre-Algebra during my teaching career. I have been married to Daphne since 2001 and have 2 girls, Jaci & Jadyn and one boy, Brody.