The Mississippi School Boards Association Prospective Superintendent Leadership Academy is a yearlong program designed to prepare potential candidates for superintendent positions in Mississippi’s public schools. The program will provide intensive in-depth preparation for the challenging job of being a public school superintendent.
Candidates who are currently Mississippi administrators and are recommended by their employing school district will be given preference. Local boards and superintendents recommending employees will authorize release time for any employees who are selected and candidates who successfully complete the program will receive certification from the Academy’s review board. A group of 30 candidates will be selected annually for the Prospective Superintendent Academy and will attend monthly training covering a variety of topics that will be essential to the role of the superintendent. The curriculum for the MSBA Prospective Superintendent Leadership Academy is regularly updated to reflect current research, Mississippi law, and the superintendent’s executive and administrative responsibilities for the school district. Interested candidates may apply for entrance into the program by submitting a completed packet of materials to MSBA by March 31, 2017. Upon receipt of credentials, a screening committee will review for the program. Candidates will be notified of acceptance by May 31, 2017. For information not listed in the brochure or application, please contact Denotris Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.