As the visionary leader and engineer of all efforts which impact students in their building, the principal has a unique role. MASSP was created in the late 1960’s to further the growth and development of secondary school principals in Mississippi by providing them with resources and tools necessary to build leadership skills. For over 50 years, MASSP has assisted countless principals and assistant principals across the state to become better leaders in their respective schools and communities; and has been instrumental in providing information and guidance for educational enrichment and development.

Dr. Ronnie McGehee

Executive Director of MASSP

Actively involved with MASSP as a member, board member, executive board member and now Executive Director.

1992 +

Award-Winning Educator

My career in education began in Rayne, LA teaching and coaching football and basketball along with serving the community as their Parks and Recreation Director. In 1980, Jodie and I were married and we moved to Hattiesburg for her to finish her last year in nursing school at USM. I served as the offensive coordinator and taught health and physical science for the Hattiesburg schools. I then spent the next ten years as a teacher, coach and administrator in several private schools before joining Rankin County in 1992, as a teacher and coach at Northwest Rankin Attendance Center. While at Northwest Rankin, I served as transportation supervisor, middle school principal, high school principal and attendance center principal. I joined Madison County Schools in 1997, as an assistant principal at Madison Central HS, and was eventually named principal. In 2000, I became Deputy Superintendent and am currently in my second term as Superintendent of Madison County Schools, the fifth largest school district in the state.

I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, my Master’s in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College, and My Ph.D. from Mississippi State University. I have been fortunate to attend and serve on the board of Millsap’s College Principals Institute, and attended the Harvard Principals’ Institute on two occasions. Recently, I have acquired the credentials to serve as a National Institute of School Leaders (NISL) facilitator, presenting and attending professional development seminars in South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and Washington D. C.

I encourage you look over our website and take advantage of the opportunities that MASSP offers to enhance your leadership skills. We are excited for you to join us and get involved!