About Us

What We Do


Bailey Education Group, LLC, is an educational support company whose mission is to partner with all schools to Improve People, Practices and Learning. We achieve our mission and produce positive results with a customized coaching focus and service delivery engineered to build capacity and ensure evidence of change.

Meet our Team

Gary Bailey – President

Gary, trained as an architect who specializes in designing schools, has spent his career serving public education.  He has been an adjunct professor of Architecture and has also taught at the doctorate level in Educational Leadership at Mississippi State University.  Bailey is also the owner of Bailey Architecture Education, PA.

Chuck Poer – Vice President of Educational Services

Mr. Poer has 26 years of experience as a classroom teacher, coach, and principal (K-12) and 8 years as an educational consultant. He served as principal of New Albany Elementary School where he guided his school from an achievement level “3” to an achievement level “5” over a two year period and was named Mississippi Administrator of the Year [2007] by the Mississippi Department of Education. Mr. Poer has received national recognition for his leadership skills and his extensive knowledge of the new College and Career-Ready Standards, teacher effectiveness, student assessment, and data driven decision making.

Cellie Scoggin – Director of Educational Services

Cellie is a former elementary and middle school teacher. She served as an elementary principal prior to joining the Bailey Educational Group team in 2008 where she is currently Director of Educational Services.  Mrs. Scoggin coaches teachers and administrators in districts across Mississippi, Alabama, Kansas, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Missouri.

Pat Ross – Director of Leadership Development

Pat has served in the public schools of Mississippi for 23 years in the roles of Teacher, Coach, Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, and most recently as the Deputy State Superintendent at the Mississippi Department of Education. Pat serves as Bailey Education Group’s Director of Leadership Development where he focuses on the development of Superintendents, Principals, and Assistant Principals.