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“She went to work finding as many ways as possible to help make life as normal as possible for our students.”
“During the closure last spring, she worked tirelessly to make sure that students would be able get all they needed to graduate.”
“They have served in ways that are immeasurable to our community.”
These are just a few of the descriptions of education heroes that MASS has received since launching our Education Heroes campaign on Feb. 1
During difficult times, it helps to focus on the positive. With COVID-19 continuing to challenge families, schools and districts like never before, we’re shining a light on the many ways that educational leaders are creatively adapting to ensure student success.
Professionals at all levels — administrators, teachers, staff, principals and so many others — are making extraordinary things happen every day. Thanks to their dedication and perseverance, students have been able to make progress despite many obstacles and uncertainties.
Please help us celebrate their outstanding contributions by nominating a hero today. Follow MASS on Facebook to submit your hero nomination and read about heroic actions taking place in schools and districts throughout our state.
You may also nominate a hero by following this link.
I look forward to hearing about people in your district who are your education heroes!
Phillip G BurchfieldExecutive Director
MS School Superintendents
MS Public Schools
Public School Students
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As a leading advocate for quality public education, the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents provides a comprehensive set of professional learning opportunities that equip educational administrators to inspire students to reach their fullest potential every day.
Mr. Wade Carney814 Morse Ave.
Dr. Errick L. GreeneP. O. Box 2338
Mr. Fred T. ButcherP. O. Box 1188
Dr. Toy L. Watts303 West 8th St.
Mr. Chad ShealyP. O. Box 820065
July 11-16, 2021
875 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
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As a new superintendent a few years ago, I found the leadership of MASS to be invaluable as I learned to navigate on the road of the superintendency. Participating in the monthly sessions with my fellow colleagues provided me with a team that I can call anytime to face the challenges of leading a school district. Being a part of MASS also affords me life-long friendships beyond the superintendency. As we collectively work to meet the needs of students in Mississippi, I am honored to be a member of an organization that not only focuses on the professional growth of superintendents. It also focuses on the development of school and district personnel through webinars and its annual conferences.
Since 2008, I have had the opportunity to attend all Summer and Winter Mississippi Association of School Superintendents' conferences. In addition, I have attended many professional opportunities sponsored by MASS over this same period. Regardless of whether I attended as a principal, assistant superintendent, or superintendent, I always experienced tremendous professional growth from each session or meeting. I am grateful to MASS for each of these opportunities and proudly serve as a member of the board of directors for the premier educational organization in the state.
MASS has been a great service provider for many years. I have known them for a longtime and they have always been a valued partner when it comes to building greater accountability in public education.
The MASS organization exemplifies what an educational organization should be: committing itself to growing school leaders professionally, creating a network among its members and leadership for support, and investing in the continual success of children in each district of the state. MASS has offered me multiple avenues of professional growth through its relevant conferences, but more importantly, it provides a network of colleagues to help me navigate the superintendency and to improve the education for children in my district.
As a newcomer to MASS, I am encouraged by the organization’s steps to equip its members. Resources such as the webinar series add great value and offer insights that help us do our job even better.
MASS started the mentorship program and new superintendent’s network during my first year as a superintendent. I must say this program jumpstarted my career in the positive direction and guided me through my entire first year.
As a member of MASS, I am not alone. The network of MASS members is a professional resource in itself that provides me with best practices and support in leading my district. As we enter these unprecedented times of educating children, MASS is providing me with timely information in weekly webinars with experts and professionals that assist me in building a plan for our schools. While leading in challenging times, we are not leading alone. MASS is with us through it all.