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Inspiring students to their fullest potential


People look forward to spring for a variety of reasons, many of them having to do with the beauty of the season and a return to outdoor activities. For the education community, spring means testing—a chapter of the school year filled with its own unique pressures and expectations.

Of course, we’re always aiming for higher test scores, which is to be expected. But how can superintendents provide support during this critical time to positively influence student achievement? We know the answer is different for every district and depends on past test performance, teacher effectiveness, the strength of parental and community relationships, and many other factors.

It’s also incumbent for leaders to nurture an environment that’s conducive to learning and achievement—where students have the support, preparation and confidence to perform at top levels. And as leaders focus on instruction, it’s also important to be mindful of the security and safety of students.

That’s a lot for any one person to manage, and yet that’s what district leaders are expected to do every day. With so much on their plates, superintendents can benefit from peer support, professional development, shared learnings, and networking opportunities provided by MASS.

The Winter Conference in January got us off to a strong start, and more events are in store for 2023. Please stay tuned and remember that MASS is your partner in building a world-class public education system to benefit all Mississippians.


Phillip G Burchfield

Executive Director



MS School Superintendents


MS Public Schools


School Disctricts


Public School Students


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