peter stiepelman

Politics
8:24 am
Tue April 15, 2014

The world according to Peter Stiepleman, and his vision for Columbia schools

CPS superintendent Stiepleman on Intersection

It’s a new era for Columbia Public Schools...

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Education
5:00 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Incoming superintendent plans to meet with predecessor

Peter Stiepleman was announced as the new Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Friday March 14. He will replace outgoing Superintendent Chris Belcher July 1, 2014.
Credit Heather Adams / KBIA

The Columbia Board of Education announced Friday that Peter Stiepleman will be the district’s new superintendent.

The Columbia Board of Education met for about four and a half hours Thursday night deciding between the two candidates. Christine King is the school board president. She says that because Stiepleman is already familiar with the schools and community he is well educated on what problems the district needs to fix. King says as an internal candidate they knew Stiepleman would communicate well with the school board.

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Education
11:51 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Dr. Peter Stiepleman will be next superintendent of Columbia Public Schools

Dr. Peter Stiepleman
Credit Columbia Public Schools

The Columbia Board of Education announced Friday that Dr. Peter Stiepleman will become superintendent of Columbia Public Schools effective July 1, 2014.

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Education
9:12 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Columbia residents weigh in on CPS superintendent finalists

Dr. Peter Stiepleman addresses the public during Tuesday night's "Meet and Greet" event at the Columbia Public Schools administrative building. Stiepleman currently works as the Columbia Public Schools assistant superintendent of elementary education.
Mark Bergin KBIA

The search for a new superintendent for Columbia Public Schools is almost over.

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Education
8:24 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Exam: JCPS uses student-led conferences, CPS superintendent finalists discuss at-risk students

Credit Håkan Dahlström / Flickr

First, KBIA's Hope Kirwan takes us to a classroom in Jefferson City for a new kind of parent-teacher conference—these are led by the students. The classic parent-teacher conference is a good way to evaluate a student’s progress, but 4th graders at Jefferson City’s South Elementary get to take the lead and tell their parents what they've learned.

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Education
4:29 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

CPS superintendent candidates would focus on at-risk students

Dr. Dred Scott
Credit Columbia Public Schools

The search for a new Columbia Public Schools superintendent was narrowed down to two finalists last week. CPS superintendent candidates Dr. Dred Scott and Dr. Peter Stiepleman will be introduced to the community and will answer questions Tuesday at a public "meet and greet."

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Education
12:29 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

CPS announces names of two candidates for superintendent

Peter Stiepleman

Columbia Board of Education President Christine King announced in a letter to district staff Tuesday the board has narrowed its search for candidates for superintendent to two people.

One is an internal candidate: Dr. Peter Stiepleman. Stiepleman is currently the assistant superintendent for elementary education for Columbia Public Schools. The other candidate is Dr. Dred Scott, deputy superintendent for the Independence School District.

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Education
5:27 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Columbia considers 'community school' to close gap

A Columbia school official is proposing the district start a "community school" to help poorer students improve their academics.

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Education
9:48 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Columbia Public Schools planners narrow possible elementary school sites to three

Columbia Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Peter Stiepleman explains the terrain of the site at Scott Boulevard and Route KK to board member Jan Mees at the site tour for a new elementary school in southwest Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
Laishi Zhou KBIA

After nine months of discussion and research, Columbia Public Schools narrowed 14 options for the location of a new elementary school down to three.

Members of Long-range Facilities Planning Committee and the Board of Education took a site tour at three sites Saturday to better inform their decisions.

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Education
9:03 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Columbia considers new kindergarten assessments

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The Columbia School District is considering new kindergarten readiness assessments.

The Columbia Board of Education addressed the program at its meeting Monday night. Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools Peter Stiepleman says that better assessments are necessary because the children entering kindergarten have a wide variety of experience.

Education
4:21 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Columbia Public Schools introduces snow day child supervision

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When Columbia parents need to go to work during a snow storm, their child care options are slim. Columbia Public Schools has created a snow-day child care program which will operate on snow days when the city’s main roads are snow-free.

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