Interim State Superintendent of Education
Lynn J. House, Ph.D.
Dr. Lynn J. House assumed the position of Interim State Superintendent for the Mississippi Department of Education on July 1, 2012, after serving as the Deputy Superintendent for Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations since 2010. She also previously served the MDE as the director of federal programs.
Prior to returning to Mississippi, Dr. House was the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Deputy Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs. Her previous experience in Mississippi included service as the Assistant Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs for Mississippi’s Public University System and work as a teacher, principal, and program director in the P-12 environment.
Dr. House has 37 years of experience as an educator and, in addition to her K-12 work, has been a college professor, program director, chair, and dean in private and public university settings. She has been heavily involved in providing professional development activities for diverse audiences and has been invited to speak at numerous conferences on a wide range of topics including The No Child Left Behind Act, Effective Leadership Strategies, College and Career Readiness, Communication Skills, and most recently, implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Assessments.
Dr. House has degrees from the University of New Orleans, Furman University, and the University of Mississippi. She is originally from DeSoto County, Mississippi and has resided in California, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina as well as in several locations in Mississippi.
She and her husband of 34 years, Stan, have two sons and three granddaughters, and reside in Madison, Mississippi.