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Sumrall High Principal Named Lamar County Interim Superintendent

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Tess Smith Named Interim Lamar County Superintendent of Schools Tess Smith Named Interim Lamar County Superintendent of Schools

LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. - Lamar County School Board announces who will serve as the interim superintendent of schools after Dr. Ben Burnett leaves.

Tess Smith currently serves as the principal at Sumrall High School. The decision was made at last night's school board meeting.

The current superintendent, Ben Burnett will retire in a few months.

He still plans to work in education .

He's accepting a position as the Dean of William Carey University's School of Education

His new position will start June 1.

That's when Smith will take over.  No replacement for her job at Sumrall High has been named yet.

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