Phone: 256-837-3735


Degrees and Certifications:

Mississippi State University: Bachelor of Music Education Alabama Professional Teaching Certificate: Elementary-Secondary Instrumental Music (P-12)

Mrs. Catherine Rhoades

Associate Band Director


Mrs. Rhoades is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Music Education. She holds an Alabama Professional Teaching Certificate in Elementary-Secondary Instrumental Music (P-12).


Mrs. Rhoades served as a student teacher at Biloxi Junior High/High Schools and Assistant Band Director at Oxford Schools grades 6 - 12. Mrs. Rhoades became a member of the Discovery Middle School faculty in July 2020.


Catherine Rhoades grew up in Dover, Delaware and relocated to Ocean Springs, Mississippi while she was in middle school. She obtained her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mississippi State University in December of 2018 after student teaching at Biloxi Junior High School and Biloxi High School in Mississippi. Following graduation, she served as assistant band director for grades 6-12 at Oxford School District in Oxford, Mississippi. Catherine has just gotten married and is incredibly excited to begin her second year at DMS as Mrs. Rhoades! She loves yoga, musicals, and playing with their two pups; Miniature Schnauzer Sulley and Pittie Mix Laika.