Andrè Heath, Vice Chairman
André Heath was inducted onto the Petal School Board at the regular meeting of the board held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Heath was appointed by the Petal Board of Aldermen to replace William Wheat who resigned the position earlier in the year.
Heath is a native of Crystal Springs and currently serves as Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the College of Science and Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a B.S. degree in Psychology, a Masters of Education degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Human Capital Development at USM. André is an aspiring motivational speaker and speaks to various groups and organizations on topics such as leadership and civic engagement. In August he competed as a semi-finalist in the 2011 Toastmasters International Speech Contest in held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Heath and his wife, Amy, have two children, Alyssa, 11 and Austin, 16.