Mr. Roderick Smith

Phone: (601) 371-4350


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor and Master of Science Degree

Mr. Roderick Smith


Mr. Smith is a native of McComb, MS. He began his teaching career in 2006 at Williams-Sullivan High School. He later taught at Callaway High School before coming to Wingfield. In the fall of 2011, Mr. Smith began teaching at Wingfield. While there he served as a teacher, Instructional Interventionist, Curriculum & Instruction Principal, and the Freshman Academy Principal and building level Athletic Director. In the Spring of 2017, Mr. Smith was promoted to Interim Principal at Whitten Middle School. After serving there, he was promoted to the Principal of Wingfield.
Mr. Smith holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science Degree from The Jackson State University. He serves on the board of directors for the Will A. Smith Foundation. 

Assistant Principals

  • Spencer Gatlin, Ed. S, Climate and Control Principal
    (601) 371-4350

    Mr. Spencer M. Gatlin is a native of McComb, MS. He has been an educator for over 18 years teaching in the area of science. He currently serves as one of the 3 principals at Wingfield High School, the Athletic Director, and Head Boys' Basketball Coach.

    Mr. Gatlin is a Provine High School graduate from Jackson Public School District. He continued his education at Mary Holmes College where he received his A.S. degree. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Jackson State University; Masters of Arts in Teaching from Jackson State University; and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. Outside of his busy schedule at Wingfield, Mr. Gatlin enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children. His motto: Not to seem but to be, Champions in the classroom & on the court.

    Desma Kelly, Ed. S, Curriculum and Instruction Principal
    (601) 371-4350 

    Ms. Kelly has been an educator and administrator since 2015. She was a science instructor at Lanier High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biology from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL; Masters of Arts in Teaching from Jackson State University; a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College.

    Dr. Keisha Washington, Freshman Academy Principal
    (601) 371-4350

    Dr. Keisha Washington is Wingfield’s Freshman Academy Principal. She comes to Wingfield with a background in educational leadership and supervision, curriculum and instruction, and teaching. Prior to returning to the Falcon Family, Dr. Washington worked as a Curriculum Specialist for the Claiborne County School District. Before that, she worked as a Program Supervisor for the Mississippi Department of Education providing technical assistance to schools throughout the State of Mississippi. She taught for Jackson Public Schools prior to receiving her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Supervision with a cognate in Higher Education. Outside of school time, Dr. Washington enjoys spending time with her family, church, and friends.