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Stephanie Permenter

Madison County Schools

Stephanie Permenter currently serves as the Director of Secondary Student Information and Data for Madison County Schools.  The majority of her professional responsibilities include being the liaison for professional school counselors and training and supporting SAM data clerks, records clerks, and attendance clerks. She helps administrators, faculty, and staff of the 23 schools with their daily activities,  helps ensure they comply with Accountability Standards, MDE requirements, State, and Federal law, evaluates and evolves office procedure throughout the district, analyzes data collected from SAM and many other sources that empowers her and fellow administrators to make knowledgeable and sound decisions regarding every facet of policy throughout the district, and ultimately ensures that kids come first with every Madison County Schools employee.  Though she loves her lifestyle in education, her favorite role in life is being the mother of two wonder teenage boys, Keaton and Brady, and wife to husband, Billy.

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Antoinette Brooks


Antoinette Brooks began her career with the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) in 2012 as a PERS Tech. She is currently a Field Representative in the Retirement Education Department. The Retirement Education Department is responsible for conducting educational seminars across the state of Mississippi to employers, members, and retirees.
Antoinette attended Jackson State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education as well as a Master of Teaching in Early Childhood Education.
She resides in Clinton, MS with her son. When she’s not working, Antoinette enjoys traveling to new places and watching her favorite football team (Dallas Cowboys) dominate the field.

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Dr. Toy Watts

Laurel Schools 

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Dr. Toy L. Watts is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in education having served as teacher, counselor, coach, principal, assistant superintendent and most currently superintendent of the Laurel School District in Laurel, Mississippi. Dr. Watts received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Dillard University, a Master of Education in School Counseling, a Specialist in Education in Educational Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration all from the University of Southern Mississippi She has served in multiple districts including Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, Vicksburg-Warren, Atlanta Public, Moss Point and Laurel. Dr. Watts is married to Rev. Cory Watts and they are the proud parents of three children; Josie, Tory and Joy.

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Louis King


Louis King - Louis King is the Office Director of Healthy Schools, Mississippi Department of Education. Mr. King oversees the School Based Administrative Claiming Program (SBAC). Before this role, Mr. King spent 7 years working in the Office of Special Education as a program coordinator. Mr. King holds a master's degree in public administration from Belhaven University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Southern Mississippi. In his spare time, he enjoys real estate investing and home renovations. 





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