Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Linda Quinley has served as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer for Kansas City Public Schools since 2017. Before that, she was with Columbia Public Schools for 11 years, serving originally as the Director of Business Services and then as Chief Financial and Operations Officer. She has also served as the Treasurer of the CPS Board of Education. During her time at CPS, Linda helped lead successful campaigns for two operating levies and five bond elections. After earning a bachelor's degree in accounting from William Woods University, she started her career at a regional Certified Public Accounting firm, serving clients ranging from local business to not-for-profits and corporations. She worked her way up to management positions in the banking and insurance industries. Linda and her husband have owned small, local grocery and hardware retail stores, giving her the perspective of the small business taxpayers who support their community and schools through property taxes, programs and partnerships. She and her family have lived in Missouri nearly their entire lives and raised two sons here.