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Mentorships Target Stronger Schools

Mentoring. You hear a lot about it these days, but what does it really mean?

At MASS, mentoring is directly tied to the success of public education now and for years to come. That’s why we are excited to share news about the recent launch of a forward-thinking initiative aimed at equipping new superintendents across our state.

Leading the way as mentors are 22 experienced superintendents. Mentees include 16 new superintendents, four practicing superintendents, and two building administrators.

Providing the training are our partners at Millsaps College’s Else School of Management, one of the premier business schools in the Southeast.

For a view of this spirited process, take a minute to view the adjacent video, featuring superintendent John-Mark Cain of the Lauderdale County School District.

I think you will agree that the future of our profession is bright.

Phillip G Burchfield

Executive Director

MS School Superintendents


MS Public Schools


School Disctricts


Public School Students


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The 2019 Winter Conference is hosted at the Jackson Marriott, 200 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS 39201 on January 27-30, 2019.

For Superintendents the first notice for registration will be September 10, 2018. For Alliance members the first notice for registration will be September 17, 2018.

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

Sponsor notices for registration will be October 10, 2018. Exhibitor notices for booths will be October 18, 2018.

Relevance of topic to targeted audience or theme of the conference is the primary consideration.