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DSU alumnus appointed as Superintendent of Madison County Schools

Delta State alumnus Ted Poore will take over as Superintendent of Madison County Schools July 1.

CLEVELAND, Miss. — Delta State University proudly extends its congratulations to Ted Poore, an esteemed alumnus, on his selection as the next superintendent of Madison County Schools. Poore, a dedicated educator with a rich history of service to the Madison County community, will commence his new role effective immediately as deputy superintendent, working alongside Superintendent Charlotte Seals in preparation for a seamless leadership transition on July 1, 2024.

With a career spanning 26 years within Madison County Schools and over 35 years in the field of education, Poore has exemplified unwavering commitment and leadership in various capacities, from teacher and administrator to assistant superintendent. As he assumes the mantle of superintendent, Poore’s vast experience and deep-rooted dedication to educational excellence will undoubtedly propel Madison County Schools to new heights of success.

Reflecting on his appointment, Poore expressed gratitude and humility, saying, “I am honored and humbled to be chosen as Madison County Schools’ next Superintendent. Our District is an incredibly special place in which I’ve been blessed to serve for 26 years. I am honored to stand and serve alongside our stellar instructional and support staff.”

Poore said that his time at Delta State was invaluable in preparing him for his career. He said, “I can remember my high school years of wanting to become a teacher and coach, and after visiting Delta State, I knew that was where God was leading me. DSU will always have a very special place in my heart – I built lifelong relationships with both staff and fellow students, and actually met my wife while leading a summer orientation group! I graduated in 1980 with my bachelor’s degree and in 1981 with my master’s degree. I am so grateful for all the experiences that my Delta State education helped provide for me and my family. Go Statesmen!”

Throughout his career, Poore has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including Madison County Schools Administrator of the Year, Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals Middle School Principal of the Year, and Mississippi Association of School Administrators High School Principal of the Year. His contributions to education extend beyond the local level, as evidenced by his tenure as a member of the Commission on School Accreditation for the Mississippi Department of Education.

A proud graduate of Delta State University, Poore earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the institution, underscoring the university’s commitment to nurturing leaders in education. He furthered his academic pursuits by obtaining a degree in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College.

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