House to get interim state superintendent post

By Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Board of Education plans to name Lynn House as interim state superintendent Friday.

The board chose House, now deputy superintendent for instructional enhancement and internal operations, following a closed meeting Thursday. It will formally ratify the choice Friday.

House, 60, will replace Tom Burnham, who announced earlier this month that he would retire July 1. Charles McClelland of Jackson, chairman of the board, said House will not be a candidate to permanently replace Burnham.

McClelland said the board is still discussing a search process to find a new permanent superintendent and that board members want to be able to take their time to look for a new leader.

House has served in her current role since 2010.