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Unleashing a World of Possibilities for Students

Teachers play an essential role in building a better future for Mississippi. Yet, statewide statistics show reason for concern.

The Mississippi Department of Education reports that one of every three school districts is designated as a critical teacher shortage area. In 2013, MDE licensed 3,447 teachers; in 2018, the department licensed 1,624 – more than a 50 percent drop.

It's time to take action and reverse this trend. MASS is working proactively with state leaders to develop solutions that will move our public schools forward, including strategies to recruit, hire and retain more teachers.

In the adjacent video, you’ll meet Teresa Ware, a high school teacher in Tupelo. Her story is proof that teaching is more than preparing students to advance to the next grade. It's about leading children to achievement, helping them set and reach goals, and establishing healthy patterns that will lead to successful lives and careers.

As our Unleash Possible campaign spreads statewide, we believe Teresa's story and those of her fellow teachers will inspire more Mississippians to consider careers in education.

If you'd like to get involved in supporting Unleash Possible in your community, please contact MASS and let us know how you can help. We believe there's strength in numbers!

Phillip G Burchfield

Executive Director

MS School Superintendents


MS Public Schools


School Disctricts


Public School Students


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The 2019 Summer Convention is hosted at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530 on July 7-12, 2019.

For Superintendents and Alliance members registration will begin March 4, 2019.

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