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Principals' Institute


24th Annual Principals’ Summer Institute
June 12-17, 2016

Designed specifically for school leaders. 
Click these links for the schedule and registration forms.
Our speakers can be reviewed here.

For more information regarding any of these programs, contact Dr. Ledora Overby Harris, Director at 601-974-1354 or 601-955-1673.

Our Mission

The Principals' Institute, housed in the Education Department at Millsaps College, is committed to the personal and professional growth of principals as educational leaders in order to improve the quality of education, increase support of school principals and benefit all children in our schools.

"The Millsaps Principals' Institute has made me a better principal."
- Willie McInnis, principal

"I am convinced that the Millsaps [Principals'] Summer Institute is not merely informative; it is transformative for all of us."
- Roland Barth, founder, Harvard Principals' Center

About the Institute

The Millsaps College Principals' Institute began because of the vision of a group of Mississippi principals who attended the Harvard Principals' Summer Institute. They wanted a similar experience available for principals closer to home. Dr. Jeanne Middleton-Hairston, professor in the Department of Education at Millsaps, explored funding possibilities and in November 1992 the Institute was awarded charter grants from BellSouth Foundation, Mississippi Power Education Foundation, and The Phil Hardin Foundation. The first Summer Institute was held in July 1993.

The Institute appreciates continued support from the CREATE Foundation and gifts from John Morgan Douglass, Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects, Paul McNeill, Training Resources Associates and gifts in memoriam of principal Valerie Vanessa Lovelady.


2015 Principals' Summer Institute Participants