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Across Mississippi, educators are starting a new school year like no other in modern history.
Superintendents have been working with their teams for months to prepare schools and districts to safely navigate the many challenges created by the pandemic. They've had to make difficult time- and resource-intensive decisions about the safest way to re-open schools while ensuring districts and communities have the technologies required to conduct virtual classes.
On top of these important responsibilities, superintendents are leading the way into the future by being the voice of encouragement, teamwork and optimism for teachers, students, parents and communities. By valuing communication and transparency, they are setting the stage for success despite the challenges they face on a daily basis.
MASS commends Mississippi's superintendents for rising to the occasion and making difficult but necessary decisions to keep their districts on track for the fall semester. We know they have at heart the best interest of students, teachers and staff.
We, at MASS, will continue doing our part to support our members in any way we can. Please reach out if you have questions, need help, have news or ideas to share with our membership…or if you just need to talk things through. We are here for you.
Phillip G BurchfieldExecutive Director
MS School Superintendents
MS Public Schools
Public School Students
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January 24 - 27, 2021
Jackson Downtown Convention Center Hotel
200 E Amite Street
Jackson, MS 39201
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July 11 - 16, 2021
875 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
Relevance of topic to targeted audience or theme of the conference is the primary consideration.
MASS impacts my career in numerous ways but notably in the area of professional development. The opportunity to attend conferences that provide current and relevant information is paramount. Being exposed to new strategies and best practices enables me to expand my professional knowledge. This allows me to take new and innovative ideas back to my district.
We have spent some time working with MASS on strategic issues related to the future of our district. They are a terrific resource driven by effective leadership that is focused on getting results for its members.
MASS provides a network of professional colleagues to exchange ideas, information and advice. Communication among district leadership on key issues is critical in our profession.
As a long-time MASS member, I am excited about their commitment to keep everyone informed. Improvements to the website and social media are especially helpful.
MASS has been invaluable to me. From my very first summer conference to the Superintendent's Network to current day, I have gained much knowledge, grown as a superintendent, and made friends for life. I strongly recommend getting involved with MASS.
I am thrilled to be a part of the new superintendent mentoring program sponsored by MASS. This was a vision that MASS had to utilize the expertise of experienced superintendents to grow new ones in the field, and I think it's working beautifully. Having someone who has been in the trenches that is just a phone call away is invaluable. Additionally, the value of a network of professionals to learn from and lean on is a major positive. I look forward to growing in my leadership through the program.
MASS helps the superintendents throughout the state communicate with one voice. It’s very easy to focus solely on each person’s respective district. MASS affords me the opportunity to view the educational issues through a statewide lens.
MASS has played a very integral role in my career dating back to my first-year cohort. The training from then until has been a tremendous asset to me professionally. The relationships made through MASS continue to help me on a daily basis.
Every MASS conference provides me with relevant information about current issues that I can apply to the day-to-day experiences as a superintendent. More importantly, attending these conferences affords me an avenue to connect with a "like group" of colleagues to call, lean on, and share with as we all strive to lead educators and grow students.
If you are looking for a true partner who genuinely supports Mississippi school districts and administrators, I highly recommend the Mississippi Association of Schools Superintendent.
Millsaps Executive Education is honored to support Mississippi's School Superintendents in its quest to build better leaders in Mississippi—whether they're growing our kids as leaders, strengthening their staff and faculty teams, or challenging themselves to be and do their best. Leadership is at the heart of everything that is accomplished in our schools and the communities we serve. Millsaps is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your team!
MASS is one of the most detailed and thorough organizations I've had the pleasure of working with. They are true advocates for public education in Mississippi, providing members with a comprehensive set of programs and services that are nothing less than excellent.
Thanks to MASS for its work to prepare leaders who inspire students to reach their fullest potential every day. That is the key to excellence in public education and it is our pleasure to be your partner.