Principal Corps

The University of Mississippi

About Us

The University of Mississippi’s Principal Corps is a comprehensive training program designed to transform classroom teachers into K-12 leaders who are equipped to guide children, teachers and schools to success.

Founded in 2009 with a $2 million planning grant from the Jim and Donna Barksdale Foundation, our faculty consulted top educational leaders from around the nation to design a unique curriculum that sets a national standard for principal preparation.

In 2012, after four years of outstanding outcomes, the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation became the newest major supporter of the program with a gift of more than $1.4 million.

If you have questions about the Principal Corps, please contact:

Dr. Tom Burnham

Interim Director, Principal Corps
Office: 850 Insight Park, Suite 253C
Phone: (662) 915-2432
Email: tburnham@olemiss.edu