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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:
Phillip G BurchfieldExecutive Director
MS School Superintendents
MS Public Schools
Public School Students
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As a leading advocate for quality public education, the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents provides a comprehensive set of professional learning opportunities that equip educational administrators to inspire students to reach their fullest potential every day.
Mr. Joey CarpenterP. O. Drawer 256
Mr. Don CuevasP. O. Box 378
Mr. Tony Elliott402 Greenlee Ave.
Dr. J. Bradley Brumfield814 Morse Ave.
Mr. Kyle Hammond100 Courthouse Building, Suite 3
January 22-25, 2023
1001 East County Line Road
Jackson, MS 39211
More information will be available soon.
Click here to view a tentative agenda.
Relevance of topic to targeted audience or theme of the conference is the primary consideration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.