The Mississippi Superintendent of Education
is an appointed state executive position in the Mississippi state government. Prior to July 1, 1984 the position was elected.
The Superintendent is the chief administrative officer of the state Department of Education and administers the department according to policies established by the state Board of Education.
The current officeholder is Lynn House. She has served in this position since July 1, 2012. She is serving as the interim Superintendent of Education following the retirement of Tom Burnham.
The office of the superintendent of education is established by Article VIII, Section 202 of the Mississippi Constitution.
Article VIII, Section 202:
| From and after July 1, 1984, there shall be a State Superintendent of Public Education who shall be appointed by the State Board of Education, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and serve at the board's will and pleasure...
Per Article VIII, Section 202 of the Mississippi Constitution the Superintendent of Education is appointed by the state Board of Education with the advice and consent of the Senate.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2012, the Mississippi Superintendent of Education was paid an estimated $276,000.
359 North West Street, Suite 309
Jackson, MS 39205
PO Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771