Former Alcorn Central Middle School principal educator’s license revoked

By Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – Former Alcorn County principal Dan Burcham last week was stripped of his educator’s license in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Education’s Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development voted unanimously to revoke Burcham’s license following a hearing held Sept. 5, according to a formal commission order.

Burcham was fired from his position as principal of Alcorn Central Middle School in March after complaints surfaced, an investigation held and a closed hearing on the issues was conducted by the county school board.

The order references “clear and convincing” evidence that Burcham

• Used his cell phone to photograph, video and/or view female employees in an inappropriate manner in the presence of students.

• Used his cell phone to photograph, video and/or view female students in an inappropriate manner in the presence of educators.

• Harassed female employees and students, creating a negative and intimidating environment in violation of state standards.

Read more in Tuesday’s Daily Journal.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com