April Kinney

Special Education

The Kinneys




 The self contained class at LMS is also called the community based classroom (CBC). This program is for students with disabilities who are significantly below grade level. It is designed to provide individualized instruction based on a child's IEP goals and current performance levels. The structure of the classroom provides small group and one on one instruction that is so vital to the success of these students. 


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.



As a result of Governor Tate Reeves' announcement this morning, DeSoto County Schools will be closed through at least Friday, April 17.  An announcement will be made on or before April 17 regarding the next school week.

Supply List

2 white binders


colored pencils



white cardstock

glue sticks

2 composition books

About the Teacher


I graduated from THE University of Mississippi in December of 2012.  I received my endorsement in Special Education in March of 2014.




I began teaching in January of 2014 at Magnolia School in Horn Lake, Mississippi.  I then taught a self-contained behavior class at Lewisburg Elementary. 

I began teaching at LMS in August of 2015. I have taught inclusion, resource classes, and this year I am excited to begin my first year in the community based classroom.


I have lived in the Tate/DeSoto County area all of my life.  I have two children, Reese is in 6th grade at LMS and Carson is in the 4th grade at LES. We live in Independence, and we are members at the Independence Church of Christ.

I enjoy watching sports and photography in my free time.