KC superintendent honored as superintendent of the year


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Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent R. Stephen Green has been named Missouri Superintendent of the Year by his peers.  The Missouri Association of School Administrators honored Green last night with its Pearce Award.

Here’s more from the school district:
Under Dr. Green’s leadership since 2011, the district has used laser-like focus to increase student achievement, to prepare students for college and career success and to help students become collaborative, creative, and caring critical thinkers and communicators. KCPS has made unprecedented gains in its Missouri School Improvement Program scores in recent years, and has moved from unaccredited to a provisionally accredited status. By using innovative instruction, engaging programs, highly qualified employees and an involved and well-informed community, students at every level of achievement are showing growth. KCPS staff has done this by focusing on individual student achievement, constant feedback on performance, adapting instruction to individual student needs and providing essential wrap-around services for the student body.

“It’s gratifying to see that Dr. Green’s peers recognize what we already know: that he is an outstanding educator and leader,” KCPS Board of Directors Chair Jon Hile said. “This honor, combined with our improvement in many other areas, is yet more evidence that we are on the rise.”

Dr. Green’s impact on the Kansas City community goes well beyond his leadership of KCPS. He is currently chairman of the Oak Ridge Youth Development Corporation, a member of the United Way of Greater Kansas City Board of Directors, and a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He has served on the Kansas City Public Television Board of Directors and the Kauffman Scholar, Inc. Board of Directors.

The Pearce Award includes a $500 cash award to the recipient and a $500 scholarship for a student in the district of the award winner.

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