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Springfield Public School Superintendent Receives Statewide Award

Springfield Public Schools superintendent, Dr. John Jungmann was selected by the Missouri Association of School Administrators as the recipient of the 2019 Robert L. Pearce Award. The honoree is chosen by a committee of peers from among nominees from each of the eight MASA districts.

The committee recognized him, in part, for providing engaging, relevant and personalized learning experiences every day through project-based environments; the expansion of the district’s Explore program and implementing programs that provide all students with equitable access to modern tools. 

Jungmann has been head of SPS since 2014. 

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.