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 the appointed date. Upon receipt of credentials, a screening committee will review materials and select candidates for the program. Candidates will be notified of acceptance. For information not listed in the brochure or application, please contact Denotris Jackson at djackson@msbaonline.org.



PLSA Graduate: Supt. Dr. Lundy Brantley, Neshoba County School District

PLSA Graduate: Supt. Dr Delesicia Martin, Hinds County School District


PLSA Graduate: Supt. Dexter Green, Okolona School District

PLSA Graduate: Supt. Dr. Donna Boone, Forrest County AHS School District


PLSA Graduate: Supt. Joe KIllens, Neshoba County School District


PLSA Graduate: Supt. Bobby Jones, Wayne County


PLSA Graduate: Supt. Dr. Carla Evers, Pass Christian School District

PLSA Graduate: Supt. Dr. Jennifer Wilson, Greenwood Public School District

PLSA Graduate: Supt. Dr. Amy Carter, Meridian Public School District




PSLA Application 

2020-2021 Dates

September 24-25, 2020

October 15-16, 2020

November 19, 2020

January 21, 2021

February 25, 2021

March 18, 2021

April 15, 2021














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