Gwendolyn Johnson Petty

Girls Basketball/Health

(662) 536-3612  ext.122


I'm Coach Gwendolyn Johnson Petty! This is my 1st year at DeSoto Central High School and my 14th year as an educator and coach. I obtained my Ed.S in Educational Leadership and MSE in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State and  my B.S. in Physical Education from Mississippi State University.  I'm SUPER excited about being apart of the DC Jaguar family and I'm loving it!!! I am married to an amazing Tankerman, Keon and we have 3 amazing children, Donovan, Aubrey, and Kj.  We are enjoying being in DeSoto Co. 

"It's a great day to be a Jaguar!"


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Courses Taught: Health Education


Course Information:

This required class is a part of a comprehensive health curriculum which has been offered throughout the student’s educational process. Major areas of emphasis will be mental health, physical fitness & and safety, substance use & abuse, nutrition, contagious diseases, and human growth and development. Health is perhaps the single most important pursuit in life. Good physical, emotional, mental, and social health are essential to enjoying life and living it to its fullest. Comprehensive will help students examine their lifestyle, select goals, and make plans to achieve and maintain optimum health. This involves choosing behaviors that help prevent illness and accidents, promote health for oneself and others, or improve the quality of the environment.




Health is Key