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Improving Mississippi’s public education

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Inspiring students to their fullest potential


Before I became executive director of MASS, I had a long and rewarding career in Mississippi’s public schools and had the privilege of working alongside people whom I considered to be the finest educators in the world.

I feel the same way about the individuals I work with every day at MASS—Deputy Director Anthony Goins and administrative assistants Wendy Barnett and Beverly Teasley. Every day and every task, they serve the Association and its members with a commitment to excellence.

The same can be said for the MASS Board of Directors. Through the years, their leadership and vision have been strategic advantages that have strengthened the Association’s impact. Collectively, they represent one of the most knowledgeable and experienced bodies of education professionals in our state.

And every year, I know I can count on the involvement of MASS members who represent 141 Mississippi school districts. They are our direct connection to schools and communities as well as to the issues shaping the future of public education in Mississippi.

There’s a reason why MASS has been a leading advocate for improved public education in Mississippi for more than 50 years: It’s because of the people who make MASS strong. Thank you for your support and involvement, and I hope you can attend the Winter Convention Jan. 22-25 at the Jackson Hilton. Click the link below to reserve your place:

Happy Thanksgiving!


Phillip G Burchfield

Executive Director



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