SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION
Dr. Barry Amacker has been an educator for over 44 years, with experience as a band director, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. In the Jackson County School District, he has served as principal of St. Martin High School, Assistant Superintendent over the St. Martin Attendance Area, and is currently serving in his 12th year as Superintendent of Education.
After graduating from Moss Point High School, he continued his education at the University of South Alabama where he earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. In 2001, he earned his Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He has served as music director at various churches over the years. He is the author of three books- Power to Press On, These Old Shoes, and Clink.
Throughout his career he has served as Chairman of the South Mississippi High School Principals’ Consortium, Chairperson of the Gulf Coast Education Initiative Consortium, and on several boards. In addition, Dr. Amacker has taught at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of South Alabama as an adjunct instructor.
Dr. Amacker has been recognized as the Mobile County Public School System’s Teacher of the Year, by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and St. Martin Attendance Center’s Administrator of the Year, by the Jackson County School District. In 2018, the Mississippi Association of School Administrators selected him as the Superintendent of the Year.