Former Pearl River Central Superintendent Alan Lumpkin will take what he’s helped create at PRC and carry it over to the Scott County Faculty District as that district’s new superintendent. Lumpkin has 27 complete years of working in public faculty training, which embody roles in administration, teaching and educating. Of that point, 18 years had been on the Pearl River County Faculty District. He holds a Nationwide Superintendent Certification from the American Affiliation of Faculty Directors and is a member of the Mississippi Affiliation of Faculty Directors.

Lumpkin is a PRC alum and appreciated the college district’s funding in him, which is why he took the unique job in 2004 and has stayed at PRC since.

“I’m a direct results of the funding that the academics and the coaches from this district made in me. So I needed to return again right here and return that funding to the youngsters and the group,” mentioned Lumpkin.

Lumpkin’s new dwelling, Scott County, is a rural faculty district much like Pearl River County’s Faculty District. It’s positioned in central Scott County, in between Jackson and Meridian. What offered Lumpkin on the brand new place had been the similarities within the two districts. He’s additionally excited to start a brand new chapter in his life and profession.

“It’s a rural faculty district, nice individuals, it has college students and households that I’m acquainted working with. Not solely that it’s a brand new problem and a brand new endeavor for me, so it excited me to have the chance to start out a brand new endeavor and begin constructing a brand new staff similar to we did right here. My aim is to go there and replicate the success that we’ve had right here and what we’ve constructed right here over that final 10 and a half years with this staff,” mentioned Lumpkin.

On the finish of the day, Lumpkin’s mission is to make sure college students earn a highschool diploma and set them up to achieve success within the subsequent chapter of their lives. Lumpkin plans to make it clear that he’s there to serve the scholars, and employees at Scott County.

“I believe within the management function, particularly as superintendent, lots of people wish to take the time period boss or faculty boss when it’s straight the alternative of that. Superintendents serve everybody, the college leaders, and the district leaders and helps them and gives them with the sources to allow them to present a wonderful training alternative for the youngsters,” mentioned Lumpkin.

As his first function as superintendent, Lumpkin mentioned he might write a guide in regards to the issues he’s realized at PRC over the previous 18 years. There’s one factor he received’t neglect, the side of constructing an incredible staff and understanding what to search for in nice leaders. He added that PRC has nice leaders within the faculties and within the district’s varied departments. As he prepares to go to Scott County he mentioned he is aware of easy methods to be an incredible chief as a result of he’s been round them at PRC for final 10 and a half years.

“I can take that have to Scott County as I look to construct management capability within the leaders in Scott County,” mentioned Lumpkin.

One other factor Lumpkin desires to proceed in his new function will probably be being linked with the scholars. He mentioned the battle with taking up place as a pacesetter is that they are typically drawn additional away from the scholars. As he takes on the function in Scott County, Lumpkin mentioned he’ll proceed his efforts to stay energetic by attending athletic and extracurricular occasions, pupil council conferences and making his presence identified within the faculties.

“Being concerned with youngsters is essential to me and sustaining that relationship with these youngsters,” mentioned Lumpkin.

Lumpkin says he’ll miss the individuals of Pearl River County, together with the scholars, mother and father, academics, and the group as a result of the persons are what make PRC nice to him.

He mentioned he sees the identical potential in Scott County. Lumpkin has been to Scott County a number of occasions up to now weeks and though he doesn’t have a longstanding relationship with the group but, he senses the 2 counties are very related.

“(They’ve) superb household oriented, exhausting working people who wish to see their kids succeed and wish to see a faculty system that’s going to supply them the chance to achieve success and get an incredible training. I’m trying ahead to constructing these relationships there.”

Lumpkin’s final day as PRC’s superintendent is June 30 and his first day as Scott County’s superintendent is July 1.

Lumpkin mentioned the choice to depart was vey troublesome.

“This staff right here at PRC is a really extremely efficient and a extremely environment friendly staff however I’m enthusiastic about going to a brand new place with very related individuals, exhausting working people who wish to make a distinction, and construct that once more.”

The Board issued the next assertion earlier this week, “ The PRCSD Faculty Board voted on June 17, 2022 to make the most of the search companies of the Mississippi Faculty Board Affiliation (MSBA) to fill the emptiness created by the pending departure of very long time Superintendent Mr. Alan Lumpkin. Mr. Lumpkin has accepted the function of Scott County Faculty District Superintendent beginning July 1, 2022. The PRCSD Faculty Board plans to call an Interim Superintendent from inside candidates on or about June 23, 2022 and begin the seek for a everlasting superintendent quickly thereafter. Info will probably be posted on the district’s website, Fb web page and MSBA’s website when obtainable.”

Within the interim till the Board of Trustees determines a alternative for Lumpkin, Dr. Stacey Boudoin has been named because the interim superintendent.

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