Former TPSD Sup. Michael Vinson dies

Michael Vinson | Photo: TPSD

Former superintendent of the Tupelo Public School District, Michael Vinson, has died.

Posted: Feb 26, 2018 10:28 AM
Updated: Feb 26, 2018 2:24 PM

BRANDON, Miss. (WTVA) - Former superintendent of the Tupelo Public School District, Michael Vinson, has died. 

Vinson, 76, died on February 24. 

During his 35-year career in public education, he served as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent. 

He also served on the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees for more than 20 years and as executive director of the Mississippi Association of School Administrators. 

He was named Mississippi Superintendent of the Year in 1999 and one of Hinds Community College's Top 100 Alumni in 2017. 

Even in retirement, he took on special projects for the State Department of Education in Scott County and Okolona. 

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