Name: John “Mac” Curlee III, 45.
Family: Wife Martha Lewis Curlee; daughter Elizabeth, 21, and son John, 19, are both students at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Education: Bachelor of science degree in education from Delta State University in 1971. He has a master’s degree in education from the University of Mississippi and is enrolled in a doctoral program in school administration at Mississippi State University.
Experience: 20 years in education, including 15 as a high school principal.
Honors: Received the Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals Principal of the Year Award and the Educator of the Year Award from the Mississippi Department of Education and Milken Family Foundation. He has been a Task Force member with the Committee on Accountability for the Mississippi Public Education Forum and with the State Superintendent’s Task Force on Administrator Certification and Preparation.
Hobbies: Jogging and walking, particularly with his family.