Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

A New Superintendent

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Who will it be? Meet the candidates ...

Interviews for three of six candidates for superintendent of Webster Parish schools will be held Monday August 8 from 4 until 6 p.m. with the remaining three scheduled for Friday August 12 at the same times.

"In attempts to keep this process fair and involve the community, we will be holding interviews that are open to the public, and we want all board members to be present," board president Johnnye Kennon said.

The board may go into executive session at the request of individual candidates to discuss matters that may compromise the privacy of the candidate.

Below are brief biographies about the candidates. Each one was contacted and asked the same four questions. Candidates' responses were limited to approximately 20 words per answer and are published in alphabetical order.

Mack Henry Bullard
Interview Friday, August 12 at 5 p.m.

Editor's note: Information from Dr. Mack Henry Bullard of McDonough, Georgia, was unavailable at press-time. Below is informaton collected from his resume. The Minden Press-Herald will publish Dr. Bullard's photo and answers to our questions in Monday's edition, or on our Web site, press-herald.com, as soon as it is made available.

Administration and

Teaching Experience:

Asst. Supt. for School Administration, Bib County, Macon, Georgia from 2007-2011

Director of Student Services, Clayton County, Jonesboro, Georgia from 2004-2006

Principal of Forest Park Middle School, Forest Park, Georgia from 2000-2004

Asst. Principal of Morrow High School, Morrow, Ga from 1997-2000

Educational Preparation:


Ph.D from The University of Southern Miss, Administration and Supervision, in 1998.

M.Ed from The University of West Georgia, Special Education, Educational Leadership, in 1994.

B.S. from Morris Brown College, Psycology, in 1988.

busby_morris1_copyMorris Busby
Interview Friday, August 12 at 4 p.m.

Morris Busby of Minden said his greatest accomplishment has been the success of his students.

"Teaching and caring for students should be at the core of all educational decisions," he said. "I was inspired by some very dedicated teachers at Stewart Elementary, Lowe Jr. High and Minden High to consider teaching.

"I am motivated each day to look for ways that I can contribute to providing the best educational opportunities for the students of Webster Parish," Busby continued.

Busby said the Superintendent must communicate a shared vision of educational excellence for all students and work with the Board, staff and parents to provide such.

Administrative and

Teaching Experience:

Secondary supervisor of Webster Parish Schools from 2006 to present.

Principal Minden High School from 1997 to 2006

Principal Shongaloo High School from 1991-1997

Teacher Shongaloo High School from 1980-1991

Educational Preparation:

B.A. from Northwestern State University Secondary Education, Social Studies and Math, in 1978

M.A. from Louisiana Tech University, History and School Administration, in 1986

M.A. +30 from Louisiana Tech University, School Administration, in 1994

Continuing Education from Louisiana Tech University, professional coursework, from 1988-2010.






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