Dr. Chuck Benigno Named Superintendent of the Year

The Mississippi Association of School Administrators is pleased to announce that the Laurel School District Superintendent, Dr. Chuck Benigno, has been selected as the 2014 Mississippi Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Benigno will represent Mississippi on the national level for the honor of being chosen as the American Association of School Administrators 2014 Superintendent of the Year. 

Following ten years of service in the classroom as a teacher and a coach, Dr. Benigno began his journey in educational leadership with an Assistant Superintendent position in Bay-Waveland, Mississippi. A passionate educator with a commitment to moving the children of Mississippi forward, Dr. Benigno’s experience has led him to service in various roles across both the K-12 arena as well as the post-secondary where he served as Vice-President for Student Services at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. His successful professional career and experiences have guided him to the current position he holds as the Superintendent of the Laurel School District, with a student body of over three thousand. 

Benigno received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Administration and Science Education (May 1985), a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration (August 1994) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (December 2005), all from the University of Southern Mississippi.