Council Member

Toni Kersch


Bureau Director for the Mississippi Department of Education, Dropout Prevention and Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement



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359 North West Street,
Jackson, MS 39205
Tel: 601-359-5743; Fax: 601-359-5743
tkersh@mdek12.org

Toni Kersh is currently the Bureau Director for the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Dropout Prevention and Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement.  She has 21 years of experience in the field of education with 14.5 of them with the Mississippi Department of Education. Mrs. Kersh received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communicative Disorders from Jackson State University in 1988 and a Master of Science Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Mississippi in 1990.

Mrs. Kersh has worked as a Language/Speech Pathologist for Lafayette County School District, Jackson Public School District and Magnolia Speech School prior to accepting a position at the Mississippi Department of Education.  She has worked in the areas of special education and compulsory school attendance, alternative education, GED Option, counseling and dropout prevention at the department.