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Magnolia's McQuarley named to State Superintendent's Principal Advisory Committee

Magnolia's McQuarley receives honor

January 8, 2021- Magnolia Middle School Principal Angela McQuarley was recently named to the MS State Superintendent of Education’s inaugural  Principal Advisory Council. McQuarley will represent Meridian Public School District as one of the 29 members who will serve on the Council for the 2021-2022 school year.

“It's an honor to be selected,” said Magnolia Middle School Principal Angela McQuarley. “I look forward to collaborating with the Council and representing MPSD with excellence.” 

The Council (PAC) provides direct input to Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, about important issues in Mississippi schools. Members will participate in discussions with Wright concerning topics that will lead to the improvement of Mississippi public schools and the opportunities they afford. The goal of the council is to ensure excellent teaching and learning is happening in every classroom in every Mississippi school and that school leaders have the information, resources, and support they need to create successful schools.

“The Principal Advisory Council will be an important feedback loop for me understanding what is working and what needs improvement in schools,” Wright said. “I look forward to working with these thoughtful and engaging school leaders to improve educational opportunities for students.”

More than 60 principals applied to become a member of the first cohort of principals, and each completed application was carefully reviewed. The Council includes school leaders from elementary, middle, and high schools across the state and reflects the diverse school districts in Mississippi.

“We are extremely proud to have one of our leaders selected to represent our community and East Mississippi on Dr. Wright’s advisory council,” said MPSD Superintendent Dr. Amy Carter. “Mrs. McQuarley’s vast experience, as well as her knowledge, will be an asset as she shares ways we can continue to improve educational opportunities for students throughout our state.”