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Hank M. Bounds

Superintendent of Education, Mississippi State Department of Education, Mississippi; ECS Commissioner

Dr. Hank M. Bounds began serving as state superintendent of education by the Mississippi Board of Education in August 2005. As state superintendent of education, Bounds serves as the chief executive officer of the Mississippi Department of Education and provides overall leadership for all the school districts across the state. He advises the Mississippi Board of Education, the governor and the legislature as to the financial needs for the elementary and secondary education institutions. With a focus on dropout prevention and raising student achievement, he has proposed sweeping changes that will dramatically change the face of education. He previously served as superintendent of the Pascagoula School District. He has also been a principal and teacher.

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