Sept 12th Luncheon

  • 09/12/2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mississippi Arts Center; 201 E. Pascagoula St.


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Dr. Cedrick Gray
Superintendent, Jackson Public Schools

"My Vision for the Public Schools"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Luncheon 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Admission: $12 ($10 for J2000 members)
Location: Mississippi Art Center

Dr. Gray was the superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools in Tennessee, where he was considered an agent of educational reform. In his first year Dr. Gray established aggressive strategic goals, a three-year academic plan, and a mantra of "Focus. Commitment. Service."

One of the district’s schools was designated a School of Promise by the State of Tennessee, leading the way in literacy. Under Dr. Gray’s leadership, Fayette County Schools showed extensive improvement on the state Education Department’s 2011 Report Card.

Prior to becoming a superintendent, Dr. Gray was principal of Craigmont Middle School and Lester Pre-K-8 School, both in Memphis, Tennessee. At Craigmont, he was credited for its successful turnaround in culture and academic achievement. 

During his tenure at Craigmont Middle, Dr. Gray was Mentor Principal for New Leaders for New Schools and was nominated for Principal of the Year in his second year as a school principal.


Members and non-members are encouraged to attend and bring guests. The cost is $12 per person ($10 for current members), payable on site by cash, credit card or check the day of the program, and includes lunch catered by Broad Street Bakery.

The Mississippi Arts Center is the former Mississippi Museum of Art at Lamar and Pascagoula, next to the Planetarium. We meet on the second floor, which is elevator-accessible. Call 601-960-1500 for more information on the Center.

Casual or business casual attire is recommended.

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