Monday, June 27, 2022

MDE Hires Search Firm

 The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi Board of Education (SBE) today selected the search firm, McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, to lead the search for the next state superintendent of education.  

The firm will conduct a national search beginning July 1 for applicants who meet SBE requirements. The SBE anticipates interviewing the top candidates in October. The new superintendent is expected to start in the position in January 2023.  



Anonymous said...

They should just wait until after the congressional runoff. I hear Michael Guest and Steven Palazzo will be looking for new jobs soon!

Anonymous said...

I’m expecting a shit show therefore I will either be right or pleasantly surprised.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it is great to see a State Agency actually take some time and go looking for the most qualified candidate rather than just punting.

If only Veterans were as important as education.

Anonymous said...

I will never understand why the people who make up such a prestigious board can't handle the responsibility of hiring a superintendent. They should know better what our MDOE needs than some consultant group.

Anonymous said...

waste of money. they already know who they're going to hire to that position. this is just optics

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

No one will be hired without the Governor and big donor approvals! Just like when John Davis at MDHS gave federal monies to their friends. The fix is in!

Anonymous said...

Rankin County Graduate here :

I’ll do it for $250,000/year, 10 year contract. That will save the state about $75,000 /year from what they are paying now.

Anonymous said...

Just a way to make the qualifications fit the person they have already decided on.

Madison county said...

It is a shame that the great state of Mississippi doesnt

Anonymous said...

Why do we even need a state department of education? What have they ever accomplished?
How much does the dept cost taxpayers? How many people work there that make over 100K?
How many total people work there?
What do they do? What is the cost of travel/expenses each year for employees attending out of state
events each year? When was the education dept created?
Taxpayers need answers.

Anonymous said...

Biggest scam in the whole country is the Mississippi DOE. Just a bunch of well organized, connected hillbillies who think they part of an "inner circle" that gives/gets well-paying, do-nothing jobs, and a spot at the trough.

Anonymous said...

I see the mouth breathers got their Windows 8 to work again. Do any of you believe there is any good in society other than your own version? Y’all need to travel more.

Anonymous said...

7:52 = making over $100k at MDOE

Unknown said...

Y'all be quiet about MDE. We would not be first in the nation in education without them. Oh wait... Well maybe you are on to something here.

County Cletus said...

5:50….. hillbillies is inaccurate to the region . Good enough KF ?

Anonymous said...

This is the same firm who hired Kimber for the Madison County School District. She was fired within 6 months. I am not sure how much faith I would put in that particular firm.

Anonymous said...

Why do y'all hate Mississippi so much? Is it better somewhere else? Everywhere has their problems. We just publicly self-flagellate over ours.

Anonymous said...

Hope the legislature cuts the salary in half.

Anonymous said...

Why the hell didn't this process begin as soon as Wright was convinced to resign? What's the point in going six months with nobody in the job?

Reading some of the comments makes me recall the guy who was to select the new chancellor at Old Myth and chose himself. Wasn't Phil Bryant national chair of some governors committee on education? He's available and, remember...he made the decision to turn JPS operation over to the mayor. Now that's a demonstration of true vision and leadership.

Anonymous said...

Phil Bryant? In charge of a $3.2B budget?? Have you been living under a rock??

Anonymous said...

Possible names in for the job:
Mike Kent
Sue Townsend
Charlotte Seals
Charlie Raspberry

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