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CPSD's Superintendent Finalists

  Come Meet CPSD's Superintendent Finalists

After receiving 19 applications, the Canton Public School District Board of Trustees has narrowed its search down to two finalists for the superintendent's position. The finalists are Jackson Public School District assistant superintendent Gary P. Hannah and Pass Christian Middle School principal Earl Joe Nelson.
The board will host a public forum on Monday, December 17, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at Canton High School. Stakeholders are encouraged to come meet and ask the finalists questions. The deadline to submit questions was December 13, 2018. 




Gary P. Hannah

                         Gary P. Hannah

• Assistant Superintendent, Jackson Public School District July 2017 – Present

• Deputy Superintendent, Marshall County School District July 2012 – June 2017

• Master of Education – University of Mississippi

• B.S. – Elementary Education – Alabama A & M

• Marshall County Educator of the Year – 2016



Earl Joe Nelson
                            Earl Joe Nelson

• Principal, Pass Christian Middle School – Pass Christian School District July 2006 – Present

• Assistant Principal/Lead Teacher, Pass Christian School District 2004 - 2006

• Master of Educational Administration – University of Southern Mississippi

• B. S. – Industrial Technology – Jackson State University

• Pass Christian Administrator of the Year – 2017