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State Board of Education selects Dr. Lynn House as Interim State Superintendent of Education

by May 17, 2012

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 May 17, 2012

State Board of Education selects Dr. Lynn House as Interim State Superintendent of Education

Jackson, Miss. – The State Board of Education announced Thursday its intent to name Dr. Lynn House as Interim State Superintendent of Education.  State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tom Burnham will retire June 30th.  Currently, Dr. House serves as Deputy State Superintendent in charge of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations at the Mississippi Department of Education.

“It is very important to the State Board that we continue the progress that has been made under Dr. Burnham’s leadership. The best choice for our public school students is someone with a lifetime of service to public education.  Dr. House will keep us moving forward,” said Charles McClelland, Chairman Mississippi Board of Education.

Dr. House’s career began as a classroom teacher; she served as a school principal and as Dean of the College of Education at Delta State University before coming to work at the Mississippi Department of Education.

The State Board will vote on Friday to make Dr. House’s selection official.

Mississippi Department of Education     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     General Information: 601-359-3513

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