Mississippi Office

The AdvancED Council provides guidance and leadership to the AdvancED Mississippi Office in the delivery of accreditation, research, and professional services. The council also reviews and makes recommendations regarding the accreditation status for schools and school districts. Contact our council representatives:


Mr. Charlie Alexander
Assistant Superintendent, DeSoto County School District
5 East South Street
Hernando, MS 38632-2216
Phone: 662.429.5271

Mr. Daniel Alexander
Owner, Educational Materials Specialists
P.O. Box 1212
Madison, MS 39130
Phone: 601.573.5113

Mr. Shane Blanton
Executive Director, Mississippi Association of Independent Schools
176 Country Place Parkway
Pearl, MS 39208
Phone: 601.618.0094

Dr. David Derrick
Executive Director, Mississippi Association of Independent Schools
176 Country Place Parkway
Pearl, MS 39208
Phone: 601.932.2007

Mr. Lance Evans
Principal, New Albany High School
201 Hwy 15 North
New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: 662.534.1805

Dr. Suzanne Hawley
Superintendent, Quitman School District
104 E. Franklin Street
Quitman, MS 39335
Phone: 601.776.2186

Dr. Tommye Henderson
Asst. Professor, Mississippi College
Box 4009
Clinton, MS 39057
Phone: 601.925.7768

Dr. Mike Ladner
Superintendent, Catholic Diocese of Biloxi
1790 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 39532
Phone: 228.702.2130

Dr. Marvin Lishman
Headmaster, Magnolia Heights
1 Chiefs Drive
Senatobia, MS 38668
Phone: 662.562.4491

Ms. Jean Massey
Associate Super. (Vocational), State Department of Education
P. O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: 601.540.4497

Mrs. Edna McGill
Director, Columbus SD
701 Bramble Drive
Columbus, MS 39705
Phone: 662.549.9276

Mr. Matt Morgan
Classroom Teacher, Jackson Academy
P. O. Box 14978
Jackson, MS 39236-4978
Phone: 601.714.4054

Dr. Audrey Sidney, Chair
Administrator (retired)
502 Northlake Avenue
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: 601.856.8421

Dr. Mike Tatum
Assistant Superintendent, Gulfport School District
P O Box 220
Gulfport, MS 39502-0220
Phone: 228.865.4612

Dr. Wilma Wade
Educational Consultant
10891 Hwy 322 Belvue Road
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662.902.7555