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Anyone looking for proof that school leaders in Mississippi care deeply about the future of public education found it at the MASS Winter Conference. The event was one of our best ever in terms of attendance, engagement and exchanges of ideas to move Mississippi’s public schools forward.

By focusing on workforce development, we provided timely information that every participant can use. Keynote speaker Dr. Katharine Stevens of the American Enterprise Institute reinforced the connection between high-quality early childhood education and positive life and career outcomes.

We also heard about innovative workforce development strategies underway in the Pascagoula- Gautier School District. Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich, Mississippi’s Superintendent of the Year, explained how his district is partnering with Ingalls, Chevron and other local employers to create job training programs for students and update curricula to reflect modern workforce needs.


And what a great conversation about the opportunities being offered through our career and technical education programs. In Mississippi, one in three students who graduate from high school earns a college degree by age 25. We should see this as a call to action to provide more and better options for students that prepare them for stable, well-paying jobs.


If you were able to attend the Winter Conference, thank you for your involvement and participation. In the adjacent video, we’ve compiled photos of members and presenters in action during the conference. We hope you enjoy.

Phillip G Burchfield

Executive Director

MS School Superintendents


MS Public Schools


School Disctricts


Public School Students


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Stamped SEMI credit forms can be mailed to the MASS office at 555 Tombigbee Street, Suite 107, Jackson, MS 39201.

The 2020 Winter Conference is hosted at the Jackson Marriott Hotel, 200 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS 39201 on January 26-29, 2020.

For Superintendents and Alliance members, registration will begin September 1, 2019.

Information will be emailed to our exhibitor listserv on October 2, 2019. If you would like to receive information on upcoming conventions, please complete our contact form.

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