Our Executive Director


About Eloise McClinton

Mrs. Eloise Phillips McClinton was born in the Pleasant Hill area of DeSoto County to the parents of Clifton and Elnora Phillips. She is the eighth of twelve children.

She graduated with honors from Southaven High School, received her bachelor's degree in social work from Rust College, and a master's degree in community counseling from the University of Mississippi.  Her love for people is most evident in her employment history. She was employed as a mental health consultant at Communicare, Inc. in Holly Springs, MS for eleven years. In August of 1991, she accepted the position of Social Services Director at ICS Head Start in Holly Springs.

Since her employment with ICS, she has had extensive training in the Head Start arena. She has attended training at local, state, regional and national levels. She has presented workshops at the National Head Start Conference, Mississippi Head Start Conference, North Mississippi Child Care Conferences, and the Mississippi Reading Conference.  She is a licensed social worker, with certification in the Provision of Day Treatment Services, State Department of Mental Health, and with certification in Alcohol and Drug Assessment and Treatment Planning.

In 2002, Mrs. McClinton was promoted to serve as the Deputy Director of ICS Head Start, and in 2007 she was promoted to Executive Director of ICS, Inc.