Dr. Howard Savage, Jr. named 2018 Administrator of the Year

Jackson, MS. — MAE member Dr. Howard Savage, Jr., principal of Quitman High School, was named Mississippi’s 2018 Administrator of the Year during the annual awards luncheon on Friday, April 13, at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson.

Dr. Savage is no stranger to accolades, having been an awardee at the first annual Mississippi Excellence in Education Awards program last month.

Dr. Savage was named Administrator of the Year for the Congressional District 4, and was among four nominees so recognized.

“Professional learning is essential to building capacity to improve student achievement,” Dr. Savage stated as his personal philosphy snapshot. During his tenure, Quitman High School has risen from a consistently rated D-level school to a B rating.

MAE has served as a sponsor of the annual awards ceremony which featured Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann as keynote speaker this year. President Joyce Helmick presented each of the eight finalists personalized gifts in recognition of their achievements.

MAE governance members receiving recognition as Teachers of the Year were MAE Secretary-Treasurer Erica Webber-Jones, Hinds County School District Teacher of the Year, and newly elected Board Member Angela Sievers of the Pascagoula-Gautier School District.

Click HERE for the Mississippi Department of Education coverage of the event.

MAE Secretary-Treasurer Erica Webber-Jones was named 2018 Teacher of the Year for the Hinds County School District.


Angela Sievers, MAE Board Member, was named 2018 Teacher of the Year for the Pascagoula-Gautier School District.