Hosemann names Shealy to his Administrator Advisory Council

Published 2:41 pm Friday, January 17, 2020

JACKSON — Vicksburg Warren School District Superintendent of Education Chad Shealy was named by Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann Friday to an advisory council to review legislation impacting public schools in Mississippi.

Shealy was among 19 public school leaders from across the state to be named to the Administrator Advisory Council.

“For Mississippi to succeed, our public schools must succeed,” said Hosemann, who plans to name a separate advisory council of teachers in early February. “This requires us to listen to educators and address their needs. I look forward to working with this group and other administrators to continue advancing student achievement and supporting our schools.”

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The Advisory Council includes representatives from each of nine regions: Northeast, Golden Triangle, East Central, Pine Belt, Coast, Capitol Area, Southwest, Delta and North Mississippi. It includes superintendents; elementary, middle, and high school principals; and career and technical, special education and curriculum and instruction directors.

Hosemann announced the council’s appointees in a release Friday afternoon.

“One of the most important things we can do for educators is to listen to them and remove barriers in the way of the important work they are doing,” Senate Education Chairman Dennis DeBar Jr. said. “By keeping this group and other education organizations in the loop, we can more effectively share ideas and implement better policy to support our schools and students.”

Working with Chairman DeBar and Vice Chairman David Blount, Hosemann’s staff will keep the council informed about legislation relevant to public schools as the Senate moves throughout the legislative session.

Hosemann has asked members to share concerns they may be dealing with in their districts.

During the summertime, Hosemann plans to call on members to participate in various study groups to examine potential legislation for the 2021 Legislative Session.