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Mississippi Superintendent of Education
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the State Board of Education
Authority:  Mississippi Constitution, Article VIII, Section 202
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Mississippi State Board of Education
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Lynn J. House
Assumed office:  July 1, 2012
Compensation:  $276,000
Other Mississippi Executive Offices
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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.

Current officeholder

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.[1]

Contact information


Department Address
359 North West Street, Suite 309
Jackson, MS 39205

Mailing Address
PO Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Phone: 601-359-1750
Fax: 601-359-3242

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