Hank M. Bounds, PhD

Name: Dr. Hank M. Bounds
Age: 41
Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.


Ph.D in Educational Leadership, University of Mississippi, 2000

M.Ed. in Educational Administration, University of Southern Mississippi, 1994

B.S. in Sports Administration and Secondary Education, University of Southern Mississippi, 1991

Graduate, Forrest County Agricultural High School, Brooklyn, Mississippi, 1985


Mississippi State Superintendent of Education, July 2005 - Present

Superintendent, Pascagoula School District, July 2001 – June 2005

Adjunct Professor of Educational Administration, University of Southern Mississippi, 2001 - 2004

Principal, Pascagoula High School, 1999 – 2001

Attendance Center Principal, Lumberton, Mississippi, 1996-1999

Principal, Forrest County Agricultural High School, 1994-1996

Teacher, Moss Point High School, 1993

Graduate Assistant, University of Southern Mississippi, 1992

Teacher, Petal High School, 1991-1992

Honors and Awards:

Named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, School of Education and Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 2008

Recipient of Distinguished Service Award, Mississippi School Nurse Association, 2008

Recipient of David W. Berlin Advocacy Award, National Association of Gifted Children, 2007

Recipient of Dan Merritt Courage Award, Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools, 2006

Recipient of the "Health Education Award" for outstanding leadership and commitment to fostering health awareness and nutrition education in Mississippi's public schools from the Mississippi Health Awareness Committee

Recipient of Honorable Mention "Leadership for Learning Award" from the American Association of School Administrators, 2004

Named "Alumnus of the Year", School of Education, University of Mississippi, 2003

Recipient of the Reading Renaissance Award for the most improvement in reading nationally as measured by Accelerated Reader, 2003

Commended by the Gautier Economic Development Committee for improvements in the Pascagoula School District, 2001

Named National Association of Secondary School Principals Administrator of the Year for Mississippi, 2001

Selected as Pascagoula Association of Educational Office Professionals Administrator of the Year, 2002, 2004, and 2005

Selected for Annual Dedication, Pascagoula High School, 2000

Named Administrator of the Year for Lumberton Public Schools, 1998 and 1999

Selected for Annual Dedication, Lumberton High School, 1999

Recipient of Distinguished Leadership Award, School of Health and Human Performance, University of Southern Mississippi, 1991

Recipient of "Soldier of the Year" for the Mississippi Army National Guard, Installation Support Unit, 1989


Married to Susan Lecky Bounds

Two children: William (8) and Caroline (5)

Contact Information
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
Telephone: 601.432.6198
Fax: 601.432.6972
Email: Board of Trustees

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Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education

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