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June 16, 2008




(JACKSON, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour has appointed Lynn J. House to the State Early Childhood Advisory Council, a newly-established council that meets requirements in the federal Head Start Reauthorization Act of 2007. Designed to advance the development of a coordinated state early childhood system, the Council will provide leadership and assistance to early care and education programs as well as state agencies that provides services for children from birth to school entry.


“Lynn will be an asset to this group as we work together to ensure Mississippi’s children are ready to learn by age five,” Governor Barbour said. “I appreciate Lynn’s willingness to serve in this capacity.”


House is assistant commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs at the Mississippi Institutions for Higher Learning and previously served as dean of education at Delta State University. She has worked as a teacher, principal, and instructional specialist; in addition, she has conducted over 200 workshops for professional organizations and school districts on topics such as implementing federal programs, classroom management, and school board preparation. A member of the Cleveland Rotary Club, House serves as chair of the group’s education committee.


She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans and a master’s degree from Furman University. House earned a doctorate degree in administration and supervision from the University of Mississippi.


A native of Horn Lake, House currently resides in Madison. She and her husband, Stan, have two children, Steward and Matthew.