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Hardwick to lead MAPE

The Mississippi Association of Partners in Education recently elected new officers and board members.

Board member Phil Hardwick of The Hardwick Company, LLC, was elected president. Board member Maggie Stevenson of Mississippi Public Broadcasting was elected first vice president, and Vickie Powell of Mississippi Economic Council was re-elected secretary. Officers returning to fulfill remaining terms are 2nd Vice President Leslie Griffin of Delta State University and Treasurer Patrice Guilfoyle of Mississippi Department of Education. Past president is Suzanne Bean, education and leadership consultant.

MAPE welcomed new board members Kameron Ball of C Spire, Sumesh Arora of Innovate Mississippi and Sherwin Johnson of Jackson Public Schools.

Former directors re-elected to the board are Debbie Anglin of Pascagoula-Gautier School District, Jane Beach of Parents for Public Schools, Sandi Beason of Clinton School District, Michael Bentley of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Nadine Gilbert of Jackson State University, Susan King of Mississippi Department of Transportation and Rebecca Starling, retired partnership coordinator for Jackson Public Schools.

Board members returning to fulfill remaining terms are Everett Chinn of Greenville Public Schools, Beth Fisher of Trustmark and Linda Southward of the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University.

On Aug. 23, MAPE will present the 2016 Winter-Reed Partnership Award to Oleta Fitzgerald, Southern Regional Director of the Children’s Defense Fund, during a tribute luncheon at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl.

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