Hilute Hudson, a longtime teacher, coach and administrator in the Louisville School District, has been named superintendent of the Kemper County School District. He is pictured with his wife, Samaria Hudson.
Hilute Hudson, a longtime teacher, coach and administrator in the Louisville School District, has been named superintendent of the Kemper County School District. He is pictured with his wife, Samaria Hudson.
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Hilute Hudson, a longtime teacher, coach and administrator in the Louisville School District, has been named superintendent of the Kemper County School District.

The district school board selected Hudson following an intensive search process. His selection came after final interviews with the top two candidates during an October 28 public meeting.

“We are extremely excited and have the honor to announce our new superintendent, ¬≠Hilute Hudson,” said Rontel Jenkins, president of the Kemper County Board of Education. “We know that our schools and community will work with him to make sure that all of our students move forward.”

His appointment becomes effective January 1, 2020. He is replacing longtime superintendent Jackie Pollock who announced her retirement earlier this year.

Hudson brings 13 years of experience and broad leadership skills gained from serving in numerous roles in public education at Louisville Municipal School District.  In his prior positions, Hudson has served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and Federal Program director.  Under his leadership, absenteeism and discipline incidents declined while attendance and graduation rates increased.  Also, the high school’s accountability grade level improved from a ‘D’ to a ‘B’.



Hudson has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi.

“I am excited and thrilled to have been chosen as the new superintendent of Kemper County School District and look forward to working collaboratively with the school board, staff, students, parents and community,” Hudson said.  “I’m committed to providing all of our students with an enriched educational experience to help them build successful futures. My top priority is student achievement while educating the whole child.” 

Rontel Jenkins also offered a statement on behalf of the board. “We believe that Hudson will be a visionary leader and a great fit for our staff, students, schools and community. The Board is confident that we have found an innovative and progressive leader who will guide our District into the future.”