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If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a teacher, it’s time to make the dream a reality.
Many school districts already faced a teacher shortage when COVID-19 struck, and now the need for teachers has become even more urgent.
In response to challenges posed by the pandemic, Mississippi is temporarily waiving entry-test requirements for students applying to enter teacher education and administration preparation programs. This is good news for service-minded professionals who are thinking about a teaching career but may struggle with entrance requirements.
Last year, MASS stepped up our efforts to respond to the teacher shortage with our statewide Unleash Possible campaign. We believe the temporary policy revision along with others will encourage more Mississippians to pursue teaching careers and help strengthen our teacher workforce for the future.
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.
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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 Summer Convention is hosted at the Beau Rivage Resort, 585 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530 on July 12-17, 2020.
For Superintendents and Alliance members, registration will begin
March 2, 2020.
Information will be emailed to our exhibitor listserv on April 1, 2020. If you would like to receive information on upcoming conventions, please complete our contact form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.