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One thing we’ve learned in the past year is that public schools are a stabilizing force that provides structure and continuity for students, families and communities across the nation. When schools are removed from the equation, society starts to break down.
Educators know this better than anyone. That’s why we’ve been working so hard to make sure our schools create safe, welcoming and nurturing environments — both in-person and virtual — to provide students with the resources and support they need to succeed.
As schools prepare for statewide testing, many parts of Mississippi continue dealing with outbreaks of COVID-19 — a reminder that we cannot let our guard down at this point in the game.
How school district leadership teams address end-of-year issues will be crucial. To finish the school year strong — and build positive momentum for the next school year — health and wellness for stakeholders at all levels must be our top priority. That’s the only way we can move forward and put the pandemic in the rear-view mirror.
It goes without saying that getting vaccinated, and promoting the benefits of vaccinations in your community, are important responsibilities for school leaders, and all leaders.
If you haven’t scheduled your vaccination yet, get started here:
Let’s finish strong!
Phillip G BurchfieldExecutive Director
MS School Superintendents
MS Public Schools
Public School Students
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Mrs. Miskia Davis196 N. Martin Luther King Dr.
Dr. John-Mark Cain301 46th Ct.
Dr. Cederick L. EllisP. O. Box 868
Mr. Kyle Hammond100 Courthouse Building, Suite 3
Mr. Cedric Richardson470 Highway 51 North
July 11-16, 2021
875 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
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As a member of MASS, I am not alone. The network of MASS members is a professional resource in itself that provides me with best practices and support in leading my district. As we enter these unprecedented times of educating children, MASS is providing me with timely information in weekly webinars with experts and professionals that assist me in building a plan for our schools. While leading in challenging times, we are not leading alone. MASS is with us through it all.
Since 2008, I have had the opportunity to attend all Summer and Winter Mississippi Association of School Superintendents' conferences. In addition, I have attended many professional opportunities sponsored by MASS over this same period. Regardless of whether I attended as a principal, assistant superintendent, or superintendent, I always experienced tremendous professional growth from each session or meeting. I am grateful to MASS for each of these opportunities and proudly serve as a member of the board of directors for the premier educational organization in the state.
MASS started the mentorship program and new superintendent’s network during my first year as a superintendent. I must say this program jumpstarted my career in the positive direction and guided me through my entire first year.
As a new superintendent a few years ago, I found the leadership of MASS to be invaluable as I learned to navigate on the road of the superintendency. Participating in the monthly sessions with my fellow colleagues provided me with a team that I can call anytime to face the challenges of leading a school district. Being a part of MASS also affords me life-long friendships beyond the superintendency. As we collectively work to meet the needs of students in Mississippi, I am honored to be a member of an organization that not only focuses on the professional growth of superintendents. It also focuses on the development of school and district personnel through webinars and its annual conferences.
MASS has been a great service provider for many years. I have known them for a longtime and they have always been a valued partner when it comes to building greater accountability in public education.
The MASS organization exemplifies what an educational organization should be: committing itself to growing school leaders professionally, creating a network among its members and leadership for support, and investing in the continual success of children in each district of the state. MASS has offered me multiple avenues of professional growth through its relevant conferences, but more importantly, it provides a network of colleagues to help me navigate the superintendency and to improve the education for children in my district.
As a newcomer to MASS, I am encouraged by the organization’s steps to equip its members. Resources such as the webinar series add great value and offer insights that help us do our job even better.