People Watch: Leadership change in Mississippi district

By: | May 1, 2019
Coke Magee has been promoted to superintendent of Mississippi’s Lee County Schools, the first in the county to take on the role following the state’s enactment of a 2016 law requiring all school districts to have appointed superintendents starting this year.Coke Magee has been promoted to superintendent of Mississippi’s Lee County Schools, the first in the county to take on the role following the state’s enactment of a 2016 law requiring all school districts to have appointed superintendents starting this year.

 

Lee County Schools Superintendent of Education Jimmy Weeks will begin working for the North Mississippi Education Consortium, a partnership among 44 North Mississippi public school districts, three community colleges and the University of Mississippi’s School of Education. Mississippi’s Lee County school board has promoted Assistant Superintendent Coke Magee to the superintendent position. Magee will be Lee County’s first appointed superintendent, following the state’s 2016 enactment of a law requiring all school districts to have appointed superintendents starting this year. Read more.

In other people news:

Brad Buck, current superintendent of Iowa’s Cedar Rapids Community School District, has been chosen to lead the state’s Waukee CSD. He will succeed Superintendent Cindi McDonald. Read more.