School board names interim Hancock superintendent

The Hancock County School District has a new interim superintendent to serve the remainder of...
The Hancock County School District has a new interim superintendent to serve the remainder of the school year.(wlox)
Published: Aug. 23, 2022 at 6:02 PM CDT
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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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