ERRICK L. GREENE
Superintendent, Jackson Public Schools
Dr. Errick L. Greene was appointed superintendent of Jackson Public Schools in October 2018 and immediately began the critical work of transforming Mississippi’s largest urban school district. That effort included the development of a bold strategic plan focused on excellence, restructuring and rebuilding the central office team, and adopting a comprehensive instructional framework and rigorous curricular program.
Greene’s commitment to education spans more than 27 years. He began his career in the classroom teaching middle school and upper elementary students and later served as a principal, principal supervisor, chief of staff, and consultant to senior district leaders in Washington, D.C.; Detroit; Syracuse, N.Y.; Baltimore; and Newark, N.J. Prior to his work in Jackson, Greene was the chief of schools for Tulsa Public Schools in Oklahoma. There, he supported the superintendent by leading the instructional leadership, family support services, and district athletic teams.
Greene is dedicated to life-long learning and has earned several degrees: a doctorate in educational and organizational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania; two master’s degrees in education—one from Trinity University and another from Howard University; and a bachelor’s in political science from Howard University. His love for education was inspired at an early age by a third-grade teacher who expected great things from her students. The teacher worked closely with Greene’s parents and consistently held him to high standards—she was so deeply committed to his achievement that, due in part to her influence, he never second-guessed his ability to succeed. Greene’s work is fueled by his experiences as a student and his commitment to providing the same high-quality opportunities for all.