The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents and the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi held their annual convention during the week of July 12 – 17, 2015.  Over 1000 public school administrators from across the state were in attendance. 
During the convention, Carl Merritt, Superintendent of the Poplarville School District was elected by his fellow Superintendents to serve as President-Elect of the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents for 2015 – 2016 school year. He will serve as President for the 2016 – 2017 school year.
The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents (MASS) was organized in 1969.  There are 144 school districts in Mississippi with 56 elected Superintendents and 88 appointed Superintendents, all of which are eligible for membership in MASS. 
If a superintendent is a member of MASS, then all the other administrators in that school district automatically become members of our affiliate organization called the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi (The Alliance) at no additional costs.  There are approximately 2200 administrators, in addition to Superintendents, throughout Mississippi
This year MASS celebrates forty six years of being the Voice of Education in Mississippi.  The continuous effort of working with legislators and state leaders has given our Association an opportunity to influence many legislative issues before they become law.  The MASS/Alliance coalition, in cooperation with other professional educational organizations, continues to be a strong supporter for public education in the difficult times of the Legislative process.
The leadership of MASS/Alliance believes that every individual public school educator in this state has an obligation to provide a safe environment for our children and then to make sure that each child receives an appropriate education to function effectively in our complex society.   We are on a mission for our children.