The Springfield Public Schools Board of Education has announced a finalist in the search for the district’s next leader.
He is Dr. John Jungmann, currently Liberty Public Schools Superintendent in Liberty, MO.
Jungmann is a native of southwest Missouri and served as superintendent of Monett Public Schools for four years.
In a news release, board member Kris Kallen says Dr. Jungmann’s statewide reputation and influence as a respected educational leader will support the board in its pursuit of personalized learning for all students.
Several community meetings are being planned for March 3rd to introduce Jungmann to the community. Kallen says, following that visit, they anticipate finalizing an employment offer and contract with an anticipated start date of July 1st.
The new Springfield Schools Superintendent will succeed Dr. Norm Ridder who is retiring.