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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 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.About US
Dr. Cherie LabatP. O. Box 1308
Dr. Annie Kilcrease404 Market St.
Mr. Ken ByarsP. O. Box 330
Dr. Lee Childress1204 Harper Rd.
Mr. Tommy Parker5204 Highway 11 North
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.
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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 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.”
“Being a Superintendent is challenging! For a first year Superintendent, I found, at times, the position to be quite daunting; however, with the professional help that MASS provided, I finished my first year with confidence knowing that I had the support of many experienced Superintendents available to me as needed.”
“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 provides a network of professional colleagues to exchange ideas, information and advice. Communication among district leadership on key issues is critical in our profession."
"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 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."
"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."