Jackson County promotes Baggett to superintendent of schools

David Baggett
David Baggett

Jackson County School District has promoted David Baggett to superintendent of schools, the district announced today.

He will assume his new duties on July 1. He succeeds John Strycker, whose contract was not renewed in January.

Baggett had served as assistant superintendent and came to Jackson County from the Starkville Oktibbeha School District.

He was selected from a field of nine applicants.

“The Jackson County Board of Education is excited to announce Mr. David Baggett will be the next superintendent of the Jackson County School District,” said Mr. J. Keith Lee, board president. “Mr. Baggett has a broad range of administrative experience coupled with the ability to build relationships between staff and stakeholders.

“The Board is confident in Mr. Baggett’s ability to lead our district into the future while continuing to uphold the high standards our community expects. We look forward to working closely with him to build upon the strengths of the Jackson County School District and to ensure all our students reach their highest potential.”

Baggett has 25 years of experience in education. He has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent.

“I would publicly like to thank Board President Jr. J. Keith Lee and the Jackson County School District Board of Trustees for giving me this tremendous opportunity to lead our great district,” Baggett said. “I look forward to working with the Jackson County School District staff, students, parents and community as we continue to ‘Raise the Standard’ for the students and the Jackson County School District.”

Baggett is a graduate of Mississippi State and earned a master’s degree from Southern Miss.

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