Tiger Administrative Team

Mr. Case

Principal Duane Case

I received a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees from Delta State University. My twenty-eight years in education have all been in Desoto County Schools. For twelve years I served as a teacher and head baseball coach at HHS. I also served as an assistant football coach, class sponsor, and FCA sponsor. In 2006, I entered the Educational Leadership program at DSU and served as assistant principal at Horn Lake High School for two years. In 2009, I became the principal at Desoto Central Middle School. This will be my sixth year as principal of Hernando High School.

My wife Stephanie and I have been married for thirty years. She was a teacher for twenty-six years and now is an educational consultant. Our son Keegan is a 2022 graduate of Hernando High School and will be attending DSU. We live in Hernando and attend Longview Baptist Church.

It is a great honor to be the principal at HHS. I am very proud of the accomplishments of HHS and look forward to maintaining the high standards of excellence for our students, staff, and administration. I look forward to a great school year and appreciate your support.

Assistant Principals

Rebecca Hay, Asst Principal

Rebecca Hay, Asst. Principal

My name is Rebecca Hay, and I am in my 19th year with DeSoto County Schools. After a 19 year nursing career, I felt the call to teaching. I have a Masters's degree from Delta State and an Ed S. degree in educational leadership from Belhaven University. I served Oak Grove Central Elementary, Southaven Middle School, and Lewisburg Middle School as a classroom teacher.
I live in Hernando and attend Compel Church in Southaven. All four of my grown children are graduates of DeSoto County Schools, 3 from Hernando High. That makes it very special for me to be back here at HHS serving our school community! I have 3 grandchildren: Wells, Mabel, and Madeline whom I love spending time with! I also enjoy watching sports with my family and spending time outdoors. I am so looking forward to the upcoming 2022-23 and what this year holds for our students and staff! HHS is an amazing school with wonderful teachers and students!! Go Tigers!!
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Craig Stiles, Asst. Principal

I received my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Delta State University. I received my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University. I completed the alternate route program (TMI) at the University of Mississippi. I am in my 15th year working for Desoto County Schools. Prior to my position in administration, I taught 7th grade math, physical education, and coached several sports at Desoto Central Middle School.
I live in Hernando with my wife (Angie) and two boys (Josh and Levi). My wife Angie is a 4th grade teacher at Southaven Intermediate School. My son Josh attends 8th grade at Hernando Middle School and my son Levi attends 1st grade at Hernando Elementary School.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with the awesome students and community of Hernando.
Ben Stigler, Asst. Principal

Ben Stigler, Asst. Principal

Mr. Stigler is from Senatobia, MS. He is married and has two children. He attended Delta State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Education. He also holds a master's degree from the University of Mississippi and a specialist's degree from Arkansas State University (both in Educational Leadership). This is Mr. Stigler's 18th year working in education, 11th year in school administration, and 9th year with DCS. He is excited to be a part of Hernando High School.