Administrative Team

Mrs. April Rucker, Principal

Close-up of Mrs. Rucker

Before becoming Principal at Lake Cormorant Elementary, Mrs. April Rucker was an Assistant Principal at Southaven Intermediate School. April Rucker received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from The University of Mississippi, and later, her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. Mrs. Rucker began her career as a teacher at Southaven Middle School, and she worked as a teacher and basketball coach at DeSoto Central Middle School. She is well-rounded in the field of education and desires to invoke a true passion for teaching and learning.

Mrs. Rucker is married to Laveil Rucker, and they have three daughters, Tylah, India, and Zion, and three sons Kevin, Isaiah, and Caleb. She attends Brown Baptist Church in Southaven. She enjoys spending time with her family and Jorja the family dog.

Mr. Nathan Hickerson, Asst. Principal


Mr. Nathan Hickerson, Asst. Principal


Nathan Hickerson is a native of Desoto County and a product of Desoto County Schools. He graduated from Horn Lake High School in 2009. After spending a semester at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, he moved back home to finish his Associate Degree at Northwest Mississippi Community College. He later received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mississippi. He taught for four years at Walls Elementary School before going back to receive his Master’s Degree from Arkansas State University. He taught for two more years at Walls Elementary School before being hired as Assistant Principal at Pleasant Hill Elementary School and now Lake Cormorant Elementary School. 

Nathan is married to Chelsea Hickerson. They have a daughter named Caroline and a son, Pierce. He attends church at Getwell Hernando. He enjoys spending time with family, attending Ole Miss football games, hunting, cooking, and reading.