JPS announces three superintendent finalists - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

JPS announces three superintendent finalists

The three finalists were selected from a pool of 40 candidates from 23 different states. Source: JPS The three finalists were selected from a pool of 40 candidates from 23 different states. Source: JPS
Dr. Simington is the Deputy Superintendent for the Winston-Salem / Forsyth County School District where he has 30 years of experience in the classroom. Source: JPS Dr. Simington is the Deputy Superintendent for the Winston-Salem / Forsyth County School District where he has 30 years of experience in the classroom. Source: JPS
Dr. Bedden is the Chief Executive Officer of Bedden & Associates, a consulting group that provides leadership development, strategic planning, executive coaching, communications and media relations support. Source: JPS Dr. Bedden is the Chief Executive Officer of Bedden & Associates, a consulting group that provides leadership development, strategic planning, executive coaching, communications and media relations support. Source: JPS
Dr. Errick Greene currently serves as the Chief of Schools for Tulsa Public Schools. Source: JPS Dr. Errick Greene currently serves as the Chief of Schools for Tulsa Public Schools. Source: JPS
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson Public School District Board of Trustees announced three finalists for Superintendent. The three finalists were selected from a pool of 40 candidates from 23 different states.

“The candidates’ work spans cities and states in many ways similar to Jackson, MS,” said Dr. Jeanne Middleton Hairston, President of the Jackson Public School District Board of Trustees. “They bring insight from diverse experiences that demonstrate their leadership and professional skills. The Board looks forward to making its final selection and working with the new superintendent to ensure that our Jackson Public School District provides every student a high-quality education.” 

The three finalists listed below in alphabetical order by last name are:

Dr. Dana Bedden

Dr. Bedden is the Chief Executive Officer of Bedden & Associates, a consulting group that provides leadership development, strategic planning, executive coaching, communications and media relations support for school districts and other entities in the education sector.  He currently serves on the steering committee for the AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy. Prior to his current position, Dr. Bedden held the position of Superintendent of Schools in Richmond, VA, and Irving, TX. Dr. Bedden has an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech, a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida.

Dr. Errick Greene

Dr. Errick Greene currently serves as the Chief of Schools for Tulsa Public Schools. In his capacity as Chief of Schools, he provides executive leadership over district operations, manages and supports principal supervisors and holds responsibility for the execution of the School Transformation Strategy and School Performance Framework. Prior to his current position, Dr. Greene was the Special Assistant to the Emergency Manager in Detroit Public Schools where he oversaw the restructuring of the district office to address a structural deficit, academic affairs and principal support. He also spent ten years as a principal and instructional superintendent in the District of Columbia Public Schools. Dr. Greene holds an Ed.D. in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania; a Masters of Education Administration and Policy from both Trinity University and Howard University and a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University.

Dr. Kenneth Simington

Dr. Simington is the Deputy Superintendent for the Winston-Salem / Forsyth County School District where he has 30 years of experience in the classroom, as a principal and in various leadership positions within the school district administration.  He also led the implementation of the transition from traditional text books to digital textbooks and held responsibility for Accountability, Research and Evaluation and Student services including Social Work, Alternative Education, Homeless Education, Parental Involvement and Family Engagement.  Dr. Simington holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Master of Education in Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.


Each candidate will spend a full day meeting with stakeholder groups followed by an interview with the Board of Trustees.  An informal Meet and Greet is scheduled for each candidate in the JPS Board Room located at 621 S. State Street from 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday June 5 and 6, and at 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday June 7.

The informal Meet and Greet event is open to the general public.

Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • breaking

    Man accused of shooting Hattiesburg police officer now in custody

    Man accused of shooting Hattiesburg police officer now in custody

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:03:40 GMT
    Victor Kirksey (Photo source: Hattiesburg Police Department)Victor Kirksey (Photo source: Hattiesburg Police Department)

    Victor Kirksey, the man accused of shooting a Hattiesburg police officer Monday morning, is now in custody after an hours-long search.

    More >>

    Victor Kirksey, the man accused of shooting a Hattiesburg police officer Monday morning, is now in custody after an hours-long search.

    More >>
  • Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:20:00 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:52:14 GMT
    In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

    More >>

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

    More >>
  • Thunderstorms in the forecast for Thursday afternoon

    Thunderstorms in the forecast for Thursday afternoon

    Thunderstorms in the forecast for Thursday afternoon

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:48:43 GMT
    During the next seven days, the constant afternoon showers will be coming to an end while the thermostat gets turned up a bit. (Photo source: WDAM)During the next seven days, the constant afternoon showers will be coming to an end while the thermostat gets turned up a bit. (Photo source: WDAM)
    During the next seven days, the constant afternoon showers will be coming to an end while the thermostat gets turned up a bit. (Photo source: WDAM)During the next seven days, the constant afternoon showers will be coming to an end while the thermostat gets turned up a bit. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Thunderstorms will continue across the area this afternoon. Some could be strong to severe, but the main concern is heavy rain, frequent lightning, gusty wind and hail.

    More >>

    Thunderstorms will continue across the area this afternoon. Some could be strong to severe, but the main concern is heavy rain, frequent lightning, gusty wind and hail.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly