Earl Nash Elementary School
My name is Mr. Richard Baliko, and I am the Principal of Earl Nash Elementary. This is currently my 16th year in education. I taught 7th and 8th grade math at B.F. Liddell Middle School for 11 years, and I worked at the Mississippi Department of Education for 4 years before returning to Noxubee County, and I am excited to be back. At MDE, I helped craft, create, and enforce many policies and procedures in the various offices that I have worked in, but I primarily worked in the Office of School Assessment and the Office of District and School Accountability. I helped administer statewide assessment programs for the entire state of Mississippi. I am proficient in utilizing data to drive instructions, and I am currently training staff to do the same.
One of the hobbies I like to do is playing the piano. I have been a classical pianist for 29 years. I also like to study and teach the bible, biblical history, and systematic theology.
I look forward to working this year with students, parents, teachers, and members of the community.