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KCPS Kicking Off Superintendent Search

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors is committed to conducting a robust and transparent search for its next superintendent of schools. The board will hire a national executive recruiting firm, with deep experience in attracting and recruiting public education superintendents.  

The board appointed an internal superintendent search committee, made up of three board members to manage the process and make recommendations to the full board throughout the search. The process will include opportunities to garner insights from a broad range of stakeholders, most notably students, families and district staff and will be conducted through a variety of mediums. A decision is anticipated in early 2023. 

Board Chair Nate Hogan said, "As a board, we remain determined to conduct a thoughtful, thorough and engaging search to produce the best candidates possible. The board pledges to seek a diverse candidate pool that will produce highly qualified candidates to leverage the momentum of our district. As always, our students, families, staff and the Kansas City community deserve a superintendent who can build on a strong foundation of accreditation and accelerate learning in alignment with Blueprint 2030, the district's long-term strategic plan." 

A webpage is being developed to serve as a source of all public information, along with updates during board meetings related to the search. The webpage will provide a timeline and updates on each phase of the search process. 

Earlier this year, Kansas City Public Schools regained full accreditation from the State Board of Education. Dr. Jennifer Collier is leading the district as the 2022-23 Interim Superintendent.