School board names interim Hancock superintendent
HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - The Hancock County School District has a new interim superintendent to serve the remainder of the school year.
Rhett Ladner was approved by a unanimous decision at the Aug. 23 board meeting.
This decision comes after a the board voted to terminate the contract of Teresa Merwin, who served as superintendent until Friday, Aug. 19.
The vote came during a special called meeting, and board attorney Mark Alexander tells WLOX News it was a unanimous decision. All five school board members were there and voted. The termination was effective immediately.
Ladner holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi and previously served as assistant superintendent in the Pascagoula-Gautier School District.
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