Principal's Corner
Principal Leighanne Wamble
Mrs. Leighanne Wamble, Principal

I am so excited to be a part of Olive Branch Elementary School.  I look forward to working with the fabulous teachers and all the eager students here and the opportunity this provides me to help establish a true love of learning in our students.

I have spent the last thirteen years as a building administrator in DeSoto County and have been honored to work with students from high school to preschool.  I have a B.S. from Union University and I have an M.ED. from the University of Mississippi. This marks my 24th year as an educator in both Tennessee and Mississippi.

I am originally from rural West Tennessee, where I grew up on a farm.  My husband and I moved to Mississippi over twenty years ago.  He is also a school administrator and we have one son.  He is a ninth grader.  We have one other very mischievous member of our family, Buster, the dog.

I am so anxious to get this year started!  Our teachers and staff are remarkable and so devoted to helping our children be successful.  We want our students to take pride in working hard and growing as readers, mathematicians, and problem solvers.   We welcome our parents to join us as we work to build students who will continue to be successful Conquistadors long after they leave our building.  Together, we can help our students reach their dreams.  Go Quistors!

Mrs. Tara Skelton, Asst. Principal
Mrs. Tara Skelton, Assistant Principal

I am so excited to be assistant principal of Olive Branch Elementary School. I am thrilled to continue working with our amazing staff, students, and parents. 

I grew up in Collierville, Tennessee, but made the move to Mississippi in 1998. I have been married to my husband, Tracy, for 21 years, and we have 14-year-old twin girls, Mary Beth and Neely. I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education, from Ole Miss, and my master’s in educational leadership, from Arkansas State University. I taught at the primary level for ten years within our school district. 


Education is my passion! I am so happy to be a part of these important foundational years! I look forward to seeing all of our students grow as readers, writers, and mathematicians! Go Quistors!