Brian Harvey was appointed superintendent of the Oxford School District on July 1, 2012.
Harvey began his teaching career in 1995 as a social studies teacher at Oxford Middle School. From 1998 to 2005, he taught history at Oxford High School and was the head coach of the Oxford Chargers baseball team. While at Oxford High School, Mr. Harvey was also the ninth-grade technology discovery facilitator.
In 2005, Harvey became an assistant principal at Oxford High School, and a year later was named principal at Central Elementary (Oxford’s former fifth- and sixth-grade school). The following year, he became principal of Oxford Middle School, where after a year in this educational leadership position, he was named Oxford School District Assistant Superintendent. Harvey held the assistant superintendent position from 2008 to 2011; he served as interim superintendent until his appointment as superintendent in 2012.
A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Brian Harvey holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in educational leadership. He has served on several boards and professional organizations, including Mississippi Association of School Superintendents (MASS), Mississippi Association of School Administrators (MASA), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). He has also served as chairman of the Mississippi Department of Education’s Principals and Practices Task Force and is currently on the MHSAA Executive Board. Mr. Harvey has recently been appointed to the Commission on School Accreditation by the Mississippi Department of Education Board of Trustees.
Originally from Oxford, Mississippi, he has lived in McComb, Mississippi, but later returned to Oxford and graduated from Oxford High School. He is involved in his community at First Baptist Church Oxford. He is married to Elizabeth Harvey, and they have three sons.