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On Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann announced one of his two appointees to the Mississippi State Board of Education.
Dr. Ronnie L. McGehee of Madison has been selected to serve an eight-year term, which will end in July of 2028.
“The key to our state’s future success is ensuring all of our children have access to a high-quality education,” Hosemann said. “Dr. McGehee will do an excellent job in this position because he has vast experience in the field, he has the trust of our public educators across the state, and he has the heart to do the hard things we have to do to help our students and schools achieve.”
McGehee, who currently works as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Association of School Administrators and Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals, has spent over four decades within the state’s education system.
Prior to his retirement from the public school system in 2018, he thrived in the position of Madison County Schools Superintendent, helping the district maintain an “A” rating while upgrading technology and internet access across the county.
“My parents were not formally educated, but they always instilled in me and my brothers the determination to achieve the best education possible, and then go out and help others do the same,” McGehee said. “I am looking forward to working with the Lieutenant Governor, the Legislature, and others to continue working toward that goal.”
As soon as the Mississippi Senate, which is scheduled to convene on January 5th, approves the appointment, McGehee will begin in his new role with the Mississippi State Board of Education.