MSBA Superintendent Search Info

Selecting a superintendent of schools is one of the most important functions of a local board of education. As a service to its members, the Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) launched a fee-based superintendent search service in 2006. The MSBA Superintendent Search Service is one of the tools MSBA provides to local boards of education as a resource to effectively and productively govern their districts.

To date, MSBA has conducted approximately 120 superintendent searches statewide, ranging from school districts as large as 30,000 students to school districts as small as 600 students.

While MSBA assists school boards with the process, ultimately the school board:

  • Determines who will be interviewed by the Board. 
  • Votes to hire the superintendent whom the Board determines will meet the needs of the school district.

Boards interested in the MSBA Superintendent Search Service should contact Dr. Tommye Henderson, Superintendent Search Manager, at thenderson@msbaonline.org. 




 Please Read Before Applying for a Mississippi Superintendency!  

Per the Mississippi Code of 1972 37-9-13, effective July 1, 2017,
Candidates must meet new criteria to be eligible to become a superintendent
in Mississippi. Please click the link below to view the law.

Mississippi Code Section 37-9-13

Note to applicants: Before applying for a position, please review both the legal qualifications and the criteria established by the school board. An individual may meet the legal qualifications of MS Code 37-9-13 but may not meet the criteria established by the local school board. Qualifications and criteria can be found in the district’s announcement brochure.  


Do not contact MSBA regarding the searches listed below. 

The following search(es) are posted on behalf of member school boards searching for a new superintendent. For information, please click the link(s) below to review the search announcement and instructions.    

North Tippah Superintendent Search 

Do not contact MSBA regarding the searches listed below. 




Why Choose MSBA:

  • MSBA is the Premier Superintendent Search Service in Mississippi.
  • MSBA has vast experience in conducting superintendent services, has a unique knowledge of how school boards operate, and, thus, can advise local school boards on options for finding the right person for the district.

  • MSBA is a member of the National Affiliation of Superintendent Searches (NASS). This partnership allows for direct connections to a national pool of candidates and lists MSBA in the national directory.

  • MSBA has extensive knowledge of state laws pertaining to the hiring process, including the new superintendent qualifications.

  • MSBA has vested interest in providing its member school districts the best customer service while respecting each district’s unique needs.

  • MSBA provides ongoing leadership training, mentoring, and support to the new superintendent and board.

  • MSBA’s commitment is to ensure that the Board is satisfied
Office: 380 Zurich Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Mail: PO Box 203, Clinton, MS 39060
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