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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 BurchfieldExecutive Director
MS School Superintendents
MS Public Schools
Public School Students
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The 2020 Winter Conference is hosted at the Jackson Marriott Hotel, 200 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS 39201 on January 26-29, 2020.
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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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.