The 2021-2022 school year will bring some new faces and changes in school leadership. Krystal Thomas was named the new assistant superintendent of school leadership for the district. Ms. Thomas has been in education 26 years, where she has served as a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal and currently principal at Elgin School District. “I am looking forward to supporting school leadership through collaboration and teamwork,” Ms. Thomas said.
Next school year, Dr. Simone Chambers will serve as the principal of Southeast High School. Dr. Chambers has been part of the KCPS family for ten years, currently finishing her third year as principal at Central Middle School. Previously, she served as a vice principal at Southeast and Southwest High Schools. “I look forward to building on Southeast’s current accomplishments and working to achieve greater things,” Dr. Chambers said.
Filling the role of principal at Central Middle School is Harrison Neal, Sr. Over the past five school years, Mr. Neal has served as principal for Benjamin Banneker Elementary. In this time, he has built a team dedicated to student support and building a community of family engagement and support. “I have always desired to make an impact within my community,” said Mr. Neal. “I am honored to have this opportunity to make a lasting impact within the Central Middle School community.”
With 16 years of experience in education, Dr. Jimmie Bullard isn’t a stranger to establishing meaningful relationships with students and families. She has served as principal at Longfellow Elementary for the past four years and will continue to serve as principal at both Longfellow and Benjamin Banneker Elementary. “I look forward to continuing to unlock the potential of every student that attends the schools I serve,” Dr. Bullard said.
Congratulations to our new school leadership!