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Ashley Moton believes that teaching and learning are both processes of discovery. That’s what drives her passion and excitement as an educator at Pierce Street Elementary in Tupelo.

Ashley understands that teaching is not a static profession. It requires creativity, imagination and out-of-the-box thinking to capture students’ attention and ignite their desire for knowledge. As she explains in the adjacent video, teaching is about opening doors of opportunity and making the impossible possible.

That’s the heart of the Unleash Possible campaign launched by MASS to encourage more Mississippians to pursue careers in education. Teachers like Ashley play a vital role in building a better future for Mississippi. Now is the time to develop creative new strategies and incentives to build up our teacher workforce so that our schools will have the sustainable leadership they need to succeed.

We will not achieve the milestones required to move education forward in Mississippi unless we work together to change hearts and minds. That’s why MASS kicked off 2019 — our 50 th anniversary year — by announcing the Advance Mississippi initiative to rally statewide support to address the state’s most pressing education challenges.

Profound change never happens overnight. It takes small steps, each one building on the other, to achieve breakthroughs. As we begin a new school year, let’s renew the commitment to Unleash Possible and Advance Mississippi by taking personal action in our communities to improve education. If you’d like to get involved, please contact MASS and let us know how you can help.

Your support matters!

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.

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