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Mississippi State Board of Education Members

The Mississippi State Board of Education adopts rules and regulations and set standards and policies for the organization, operation, management, planning, budgeting and programs of the Mississippi State Department of Education.

The Board is made up of nine members. Each member is appointed according to the rules in the Mississippi Constitution. The Board appoints the State Superintendent of Education.

Mississippi Constitution rules require that the Mississippi Governor appoints one member from Mississippi's Northern Supreme Court District, one member from Mississippi's Central Supreme Court District, one member from Mississippi's Southern Supreme Court District, one member who is employed as a school administrator, and one member who is employed as a public school teacher. Additionally, the Lieutenant Governor shall appoint two members at-large, and the Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives shall appoint two members at-large.

Educational Priorities and Board Mission
In its role as a policymaker, the Board has a State Board of Education 5-Year Strategic Plan

Board Members


Mrs. Rosemary G. Aultman, Chair
Term expires July, 2022
At-Large Representative


Dr. Robert P. Taylor, Executive Secretary

Dr. Robert P. Taylor, Executive Secretary
State Superintendent of Education



Term expires July, 2030
Northern Supreme Court District Representative


Dr. Wendi Barrett

Dr. Wendi Barrett
Term expires July, 2027
Teacher Representative


Mary Werner

Mrs. Mary Werner
Term expires July, 2026
At-Large Representative


Micah Headshot

Micah Hill
Term expires April, 2023
Senior Student Representative
Laurel High School



Glen East

Mr. Glen East Vice-Chair
Term expires July, 2023
Administrator Representative


Ronnie McGehee

Dr. Ronnie McGehee
Term expires July, 2028
At-Large Representative


Mr. Matt Miller

Mr. Matt Miller
Term expires July, 2029
Southern Supreme Court District Representative


Bill Jacobs

Mr. Bill Jacobs
Term expires July, 2024
At-Large Representative



Term expires July, 2025
Central Supreme Court District Representative

Charlie Fruge

Charlie Fruge'
Term expires April, 2024
Junior Student Representative
Oxford High School



Postal mail for board members should be sent to the following address:
Mississippi Department of Education
Bureau of Public Reporting
P. O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771