Join us in welcoming Dr. Karen Norwood to our team!
Dr. Norwood attended Ole Miss where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Counseling Psychology Degrees. She then attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she graduated with a Specialist degree and then her Doctoral degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis on the School Superintendency. She also graduated from Harvard University's Principals Academy, the Nissan National Superintendents Academy and the Mississippi School Boards Association Superintendents Leadership Academy. Dr. Norwood is married to Gary Bailey and has 2 daughters, Reagan and Avery.
Dr. Norwood has served as Superintendent of the Forest Municipal School District since the summer of 2019 as the first female superintendent in the history of the school district. She moved to Forest from Biloxi Public Schools where she served as Assistant Superintendent of Schools for 13 years and supervised the areas of Accreditation, Accountability, Assessment, Curriculum and all Secondary Programs grades 6-12. Throughout her career, Dr. Norwood has also served as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and high school principal. Dr. Norwood has been a featured speaker at state, regional and national conferences and is also a published author of 6 counseling programs. Dr. Norwood is retiring from public education with 30 years of service and is joining Bailey Education Group as Director of Human Resources as well as having an extensive role in our Mississippi Conferences. With Dr. Norwood’s years of experience in education and leadership, we know she will lead us in doing wonderful things and be an asset to our team. Please join us in welcoming her!