Springfield Public Schools

Courtesy of Missy Riley-Dirctor of Early Childhood Eduation SPS

This week on Making Democracy Work, the continuing series looking deeper into individual aspects of the Springfield-Greene County focus report explores the impact on early childhood education.

Host Hue-Ping Chin speaks this morning with Missy Riley, director of early childhood and Parents as Teachers with Springfield Public Schools (SPS).

Dr. John Jungmann
Springfield Public Schools

This week on Making Democracy Work, the series exploring the Springfield-Greene County focus report continues.  Host Linda Regan speaks this morning with Dr. John Jungmann, superintendent with Springfield Public Schools (SPS).

Today’s discussion explores the Red Flags and Blue Ribbons related to education in the recent report, and how SPS is addressing these issues.

Springfield Public Schools

A chief equity and diversity officer for Springfield Public Schools has been announced.  Yvania Garcia-Pusateri is the current executive director of multicultural programs at Missouri State University.  She’ll begin her new job on September 9.

The hiring is part of the SPS strategic plan, which district officials say “is aligned to identify and measure progress in closing the gaps for under-resourced and under-represented students.”

Courtesy of Missy Riley--Director of Early Childhood Education/SPS

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Debbie Good speaks with Missy Riley, director of early childhood education for Springfield Public Schools (SPS).

Today’s discussion explores the impact of quality pre-school education and its generational benefits to families and the broader community.

Michele Skalicky

Dr. Shane Dublin, executive director of secondary learning for Springfield Public Schools, said hiring someone on an interim basis to lead a school while a permanent principal is found has been done before. 

In fact, Central High School, where two retired SPS leaders will lead for the 2019-2020 school year, had an interim principal a few years ago, he said.

Judy Brunner will serve as the interim lead and Steve Seal will be interim principal while the search for a permanent replacement for Dr. Lisa Anderson is conducted.

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