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Kansas City Public Schools is fully accredited and enrolling families for the 2022-23 school year. Stop by the Board of Education, 2901 Troost Ave., to speak with an enrollment specialist today!

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As Chief of Staff, Ms. Holliday-Scott’s work will focus on facilitating and overseeing the transition team, assessing and reviewing internal district processes, participating in the Blueprint 2030 process and collaborating with executive team members.

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Dr. Davis was named Interim Deputy Superintendent and Chief Equity Officer in July 2022. His departmental oversight includes School Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Support, Research and Accountability, and Equity, Inclusion and Innovation.

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This fall, KCPS middle and high schoolers will be joining students across the globe for the 2022 Space Grand Challenge. KCPS is recruiting teachers and cybersecurity industry professionals as coaches.

Anthony Holland Named New Central Principal

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Mr. Anthony Holland will be serving as the new principal of Central High School. Many Central students and staff already know Mr. Holland from his role as assistant principal. He is a proud, third-generation KCPS graduate.

Mr. Holland was born in Kansas City, Missouri. After graduating from the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, he earned his first — and favorite! — degree from Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. He also holds a bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Graceland University and a Master’s of Science in School Leadership from Baker University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Baker. Mr. Holland is a career educator with 18 years of experience who has taught students at every level from pre-K to high school. He has worked as an ISS Supervisor, Recovery Room/Behavior Interventionist, reading coach, classroom teacher, PBIS team leader, baseball coach and assistant principal. For Mr. Holland, it is a privilege to serve in the neighborhoods where he grew up. He and his wife, Anya, a music teacher in Liberty, have four children: Alana, Alivia, Anthony III and Chamberlain.