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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 BurchfieldExecutive Director
MS School Superintendents
MS Public Schools
Public School Students
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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.
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 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.
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 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 provides a network of professional colleagues to exchange ideas, information and advice. Communication among district leadership on key issues is critical in our profession.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.