Lee Caldwell Biography
District 4 Supervisor & 2023 Board Vice-President
Current Term: January 2020 to December 2023
First Elected: 2011
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DeSoto County Administration Building
365 Losher Street, Suite 300
Hernando, MS 38632
Lee Caldwell made history by being the first female to ever be elected Supervisor in DeSoto County. She was first elected in 2011 and is currently serving her third term in office. She is the past President of the Board, and sits on and chairs many committees for DeSoto County such as Transportation Infrastructure, Fire/Emergency Services, Broadband, Agri-Education, and the Literacy Council.
Lee is also focused on enhancing transportation, flood control protection, and workforce development. She was appointed to the Federal I-69 Corridor Board, Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Mid-State Opportunity Board. Lee also serves on the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Education & Legislative Committees and the North Delta Planning and Development District Board.
Lee Caldwell graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in Elementary-Special Education and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Lee worked for the DeSoto County Board of Education for 15 years as a teacher and in the Central Office as Director of JROTC and Special Projects. She and her husband, Colonel John Caldwell, were instrumental in pursuing and implementing three USMC-JROTC units for DeSoto County Schools. Lee chose to pursue these programs for the structure, discipline, leadership, and character building that the Marine Corps program encompasses for all students.
Lee successfully revamped Career Technology in DeSoto County Schools and is now moving forward for Work Force Development and Work Force Training at the Northwest Community College DeSoto Center. Lee believes “Education drives Economic Development!”
Lee Caldwell he has received many awards and recognitions such as the Delta Kappa Gamma Red Rose Award, DeSoto County Parent of the Year, Horn Lake High School’s Teacher of the Year, and Commercial Appeal’s “Person who Made a Difference.” Lee was the Coordinator of the Military Family Support Group, Board Member of Northwest MS Wildlife Rehab, Republican Women Vice-President and sits on the Trinity Health Center Board.
Lee and her husband John have four children and eight Grandchildren. She and her family are very active in their church and community.