Deputy Superintendent of Schools and Administration
Wilbur Walters, Deputy Superintendent
Wilbur Walters is the Deputy Superintendent of Schools and Administration, with the responsibilities of supervising the offices of elementary, middle, and high schools, student services and alternative education, safe schools/healthy students, advanced academic programs, leadership development, athletics, transportation, and security.
He began his career in the Jackson Public School District as a classroom teacher and later assumed the role as assistant principal at Raines Elementary. In addition, he served as the principal of Walton Elementary School for 15 years, where he increased academic achievement for all students while leading the school to achieve a Level 5–Superior Performing accountability rating. During his tenure as principal, he was selected to serve as a principal coach for the Lanier Feeder Pattern. Mr. Walters has over 35 years of experience in the Jackson Public School District as a teacher, administrator, associate superintendent and deputy superintendent.
As a result of his strategic leadership, Mr. Walters has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Educational Administrator of the Year on more than one occasion, Beyond the Call of Duty Award, and served as the president of the Jackson Elementary School Principals Association. The city of Jackson has honored Mr. Walters with the Outstanding Citizen Award and the Drum Major for Justice Award. His affiliations with educational organizations include, but are not limited to Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Teacher Education Advisory Council. He is also a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi.
Mr. Walters earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist degrees from Jackson State University.