Beneath is a press launch from the Mississippi Division of Schooling:
Right this moment the Mississippi State Board of Schooling (SBE) named Dr. Robert Taylor, a 30-year veteran educator and deputy state superintendent for the North Carolina Division of Public Instruction, Mississippi’s new state superintendent of training.
A Mississippi native and College of Southern Mississippi graduate, Dr. Taylor started his profession as a trainer’s assistant in Mississippi and served North Carolina public colleges all through his profession as a trainer, principal, district superintendent and state training chief. High quality Counts ranks North Carolina No. 14 within the nation for Okay-12 achievement.
The SBE chosen Dr. Taylor after conducting a nationwide search. He’ll lead the Mississippi Division of Schooling (MDE) beginning in late January 2023.
“Dr. Taylor possesses all of the qualities the Board looked for the following state superintendent of training. He brings intensive management expertise on the college, district and state ranges and the talent and dedication wanted to constantly enhance scholar achievement statewide,” SBE Chair Rosemary Aultman stated. “Mississippi has develop into a nationwide chief for bettering scholar outcomes. The Board is assured we chosen the precise individual to guide our state to attain at even greater ranges.”
Alongside together with his expertise as a district and state administrator, Dr. Taylor has served as an adviser to the colleges of training on the College of North Carolina at Pembroke and Fayetteville State College, the place he earned each his Grasp’s of College Administration and Doctorate in Academic Management. Throughout his 10-year tenure as a district superintendent, Dr. Taylor was chosen for quite a few state roles together with an evaluation process power that drafted new laws for statewide scholar evaluation, the governor’s superintendent advisory council and state board and better training advisory boards. He presently serves because the governor’s appointee on North Carolina’s Middle for the Development of Instructing.
Dr. Taylor will succeed Dr. Kim Benton, who has been serving as interim state superintendent of training since July.
“Dr. Benton’s contributions to advancing public training in Mississippi have been huge. She efficiently carried out the state’s signature training reforms whereas working as Mississippi Division of Schooling’s chief educational officer. She devoted her service to MDE as soon as once more when the Board wanted her to guide the division because the interim superintendent,” SBE Chair Rosemary Aultman stated. “The Board is deeply grateful for Dr. Benton’s dedication and repair to Mississippi’s college students, educators and faculty and district leaders.”
Dr. Benton will proceed to function interim superintendent till Dr. Taylor assumes the position in January.
“It has been my honor and pleasure to serve the state because the interim state superintendent of training. I’m extremely happy with the excellent college students, educators and leaders all through the state and respect the onerous work and dedication of my colleagues at Mississippi Division of Schooling,” Dr. Benton stated. “I welcome Dr. Taylor’s appointment and provide my full help to make sure a easy management transition.”
Assertion from Dr. Robert Taylor:
“The duty of choosing a State Superintendent of Schooling is maybe probably the most troublesome process of a State Board, and my household and I thank the Mississippi State Board of Schooling immensely for providing me the chance to guide public training. Mississippi has made great strides in literacy and our objective as a state ought to be to proceed this development and refine the work that has produced such nice outcomes.
I stay up for working with native college districts, superintendents, and their college workers in figuring out boundaries to success. The MDE will proceed its help of native districts, working to increase our efforts to help the work that makes youngsters school and profession prepared. Many districts produce excellent scholar outcomes, and I welcome the chance to look at this work and develop pathways for all colleges and districts to share profitable work.
The work of manufacturing laws to help colleges resides with our Legislature and Governor, and I together with the State Board of Schooling, stay up for collaborating on legislative points that can profit our complete state. My objective can be to supply efficient legislative concepts that all of us acknowledge will profit scholar development.
Our mother and father count on the very best from us as educators, and I’ll work tirelessly to fulfill this objective. As all the time, mother and father ought to have the loudest voice concerning the training of their youngsters, and as State Superintendent you’ll have my listening ear.
The chance to return residence to Mississippi and work hand in hand with all stakeholders to enhance training is maybe the top of 1’s profession. This chance has been afforded to my household and we stay up for our homecoming.”