Former interim school chief accepts consulting job

File photo | Daily Journal Lynn House

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By Chris Kieffer

Daily Journal

JACKSON – Lynn House, who recently served as Mississippi’s interim state school superintendent, accepted a job with an education leadership organ-ization, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday.

House submitted her resignation, effective Jan. 21. She will work with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) as a senior fellow.

House served as interim superintendent between July 1, 2012, and last November, between the retirement of Tom Burnham and the hiring of new State Superintendent Carey Wright. Prior to that, she was deputy superintendent for instructional enhancement and internal operations.

The ICLE works with schools and districts to advance school improvement in curriculum, instruction and assessment systems. House also may work with the National Institute for School Leadership, primarily coaching principals.

“The offer to work with ICLE is simply not one that I can turn down,” said House, who had briefly remained with the Mississippi Department of Education as Wright’s chief of staff.

“It has been a wonderful opportunity to be back at the MDE over the last four years. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the MDE staff, superintendents and legislators who are committed to improving education in our state.”

House also had served on the state’s new charter school board and was replaced by Wright on the board after Wright became state superintendent.

chris.kieffer@journalinc.com