JORDAN GORDON, Executive Director of Human Resources
Jordan Gordon joined KCPS in 2017 as an Area Supervisor and was soon promoted to Director of Child Nutrition. Under Jordan’s leadership, KCPS has launched several successful initiatives to expand child nutrition programming and partnerships garnering local, state and national recognition. Jordan has been featured as a key note speaker for No Kid Hungry-MO and facilitated several leadership development seminars at national conferences and for DESE. As a collaborative, people-oriented leader, Jordan has developed thriving partnerships in the KCPS community, focused on equitable access of resources for families and students of KCPS. In the role of Executive Director of Human Resources, Jordan is committed to leading the critical work of maintaining a high-capacity workforce dedicated to serving the students, families and stakeholders of KCPS.
Jordan is a product of KCPS, having graduated from Northeast High School. He comes from a family of former KCPS educators. Prior to joining KCPS, Jordan honorably served in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer and chartered a successful career, spanning over ten years leading workforce strategies, capacity building and system enhancements in the corporate sector. Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s in business administration from UMKC and Western Governors University, respectively. Jordan is also pursuing a Professional in Human Resources Certification. He is a member of the National K-12 Advisory Council and Missouri Association of School Business Officials.
Jordan enjoys spending time with family and routinely engages in various volunteer work throughout the community.
DAVID ANSON, Interim Executive Director of Technology
David Anson, new Interim Executive Director of Technology, has over sixteen years of experience in technology and business, with a specific focus on educational institutions. David has worked with Kansas City Public Schools for three years, helping to fully transition the district into a virtual learning and one-to-one device environment, affecting over 15,000 end users. He enjoys finding creative solutions to solve complex problems to better serve and create a successful learning environment for all students. David truly believes that every student deserves the best support the Department of Technology can give them so that they may thrive in the 21st Century.
Outside of work, David enjoys spending time participating in recreational activities with family and friends.
Dr. PHILLIP JONES, Interim Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Phillip E. Jones, the new Interim Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, comes to the position with over twenty years of experience in the field of education. Dr. Jones began his career in 2001 as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. After spending five years working in industry, he returned to education in 2008. Prior to arriving at KCPS in 2016, Dr. Jones taught at three high schools and two community colleges. Dr. Jones has a passion for pedagogy and brings with him an analytical view of tackling difficult problems. He strives to always extend a helping hand to his colleagues.
Outside of work, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his children's interest in baseball, volleyball and track.
ERIN DORSEY, Interim Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Erin is a veteran educator with more than 15 years in education, which includes classroom teaching, instructional coaching and district leadership experience in both public and charter school systems. Most recently, Erin was the KCPS Elementary Network Manager and a District Curriculum Coach. Her passion for educational equity and commitment to providing quality educational experiences and access for the communities she serves is a driving force for her work. Her proudest professional accomplishments include developing culturally-relevant curriculum and instructional practices and implementing proficiency scales and data-driven instruction.
Outside of work, Erin spends most of her time with her family. She can often be found supporting her children at the softball or baseball fields.