Wendy Rogers was recently appointed as the new Superintendent of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf. Wendy was previously an Educator in Residence for the Mississippi Department of Education in which she mentored new directors of special education across the state for the past two years. Wendy has a B.S. and a M.Ed. in Special Education and a M. Ed. in Educational Leadership all from the University of Southern Mississippi. Wendy is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Mississippi State University.
Wendy’s administrative experience includes both general and special education positions. She has been a director of special education for 11 years and a curriculum director concurrently during 3 years of that time in the Stone County School District. Wendy was the Stone High School Principal for 4 years and Perkinston Elementary Assistant Principal for 1 year. Prior to becoming a school administrator, Wendy was a special education teacher in the Petal School District serving students in both inclusive and self-contained environments, including therapeutic day treatment classes. Wendy has also served as an adjunct professor for the University of Southern Mississippi.
Wendy is an active member of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), in which she is currently serving as the Past-President of MS-CASE and on the research committee of CASE at the national level. Wendy was previously a member of the national CASE Policy and Legislative Committee, the MDE Special Education Task Force, and the MDE RtI/MTSS Task Force. Wendy has also served a board member of the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents/Alliance (MASS) and the Mississippi Association of School Administrators (MASA).
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MSD will resume classes on Monday morning, January 22, 2018, barring any unforeseen weather delays. Boarding students will be picked up at their regularly scheduled stops on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
Commuter students will utilize the transportation services of their LEA or parents to arrive to campus Monday, January 22, 2018.
The principal will work with faculty to ensure your child’s educational goals are met after this time out of the classroom.
Urgent Winter Weather Announcement (1/16/18):
Based on information we have received regarding the weather, the decision has been made that there will be no bus routes running on (1/17/18).
School is closed tomorrow for dorm and commuter students. Please stay tuned to Facebook and/or the MSD website for further updates. Again, the safety of our students and staff are our top priority and MSD is closed tomorrow (1/17/18) for dorm and commuter students. Thank you!
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Urgent Weather Announcement:
Based on the information we have received on the upcoming winter weather, it has been decided not to run the buses on Tuesday, 1/16/18. We will make a determination about Wednesday as soon as we have the information needed to make that decision. The safety of our students and staff is top priority!
Stay tuned on commuter students for Wednesday. No school for dorm students on Wednesday, but possibly routes running to bring students in for Thursday's classes. This is a TBD (To Be Determined) situation.
Please like and stay tuned to our Facebook page and/or the MSD website for further updates.
- Due to anticipated winter weather in north MS beginning early tomorrow morning, MSD will be transporting all dorm students on all routes home this afternoon (1/11/18). This includes the Delta, I-20, Southwest, Northeast, Gulf, River routes.
- You should be prepared to pick up your child at their stop approximately 1 hour later than the scheduled Friday pick up time.
- Please keep your phone close by so that chaperones can make contact with you should times adjust.
- Commuter students will be transported home at the regular time today, Thursday, January 11, 2018.
- There will be no classes for all MSD students tomorrow, Friday, January 12, 2018.
- Reminder MSD is closed Monday, January 15, 2018, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Dorm students will travel back to school on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, utilizing Sunday route pick up timeframes.
- All commuter and dorm students will resume classes on January 17, 2018.
Please check Facebook and the MSD website often for any updates.
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Sandra G. Edwards, Ed.D.
Per MDE (Mississippi Department of Education):
The Mississippi Legislature has designated the third Monday in January as the day for the observance of the birthdays of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert E. Lee. As a result, all Mississippi Department of Education offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15. All offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 16.
The Mississippi School for the Deaf will be closed on Monday, January 15th and 16th. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 17th. MSD offices will be open on Tuesday, January 16th.