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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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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3:57 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Live Blog: Columbia Schools Superintendent Meet & Greet

Credit Mark Bergin / KBIA

Follow this blog for live, continuing coverage of the "Meet and Greet" event for the two finalists for the Columbia Board of Education's superintendent position.

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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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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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5:01 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Columbia Public Schools selects four candidates for superintendent position

The superintendent of schools position, left vacant by reitiring Superintendent Chris Belcher, has four final candidates under consideration of the Board of Education.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Columbia Public Schools announced in an e-mail to staff Friday it decided on four final candidates to interview for the position of superintendent of schools. The Board of Education has not released the names of the candidates but will be interviewing them over several days to come.

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4:58 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

CPS superintendent search proceeds with 19 applicants

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The Columbia Public Schools Board of Education, with help from the Missouri School Board Association, is continuing its search for a new superintendent of Columbia schools. The current superintendent, Chris Belcher, announced in January that he was planning to retire in June.

The Board began its search shortly after Belcher’s announcement and just closed the job posting February 14. Board President Christine King said there is a total 19 candidates.

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4:52 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

North Callaway decides to keep superintendent despite DUI

News broke this week that North Callaway R-1 Superintendent Dr. Bryan Thomsen pled guilty last year to a DUI charge. Thomsen apologized in news reports, and the district's board of education met Tuesday to discuss how it should proceed. Thursday afternoon, the board issued this statement on its decision to keep Thomsen on board as its superintendent:

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6:01 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Southern Boone hires new superintendent away from Van-Far in Vandalia

The Southern Boone School District has hired a new superintendent.

Board of Education President Ellen Kesterson says Chris Felmlee stuck out among the 26 people that applied for the job. Kesterson says Felmlee is currently the superintendent in the Van-Far school district in Vandalia.

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