Petal School District selects new superintendent

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Petal School District

The Petal School District Board of Trustees would like to announce that Dr. Matthew L. Dillon has been selected to succeed Dr. John Buchanan as our next superintendent.

Dr. Dillon received his Bachelor's Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in Elementary Education with a minor in Biology.  He received his Master's Degree and Doctoral Degree from The University of Mississippi in Educational Leadership (K-12).

He has taught in elementary and junior high schools, and coached on the high school level.  He has served as principal at both the junior high and high school levels and is currently assistant superintendent of the Tupelo Public School District, which serves over 7,100 students in grades Pre K-12.   The Board of Trustees believes his vast experience and proven ability to build a culture of trust among teachers, students, parents and community members makes him uniquely qualified to be our next superintendent.

Plans are to host an official welcome reception for Dr. Dillon and his family in the coming weeks.