It appears that Dr. Green is leaving the good ship KCPS 1 :
R. Stephen Green, the superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools, is expected to take over the top job for the DeKalb County School District, according to more than one person with knowledge of the search.
Green is currently in the middle of a five-year contract with Kansas City, which includes a three-year contract and two one-year extensions that would keep him there until June 2018. He started with the district in August 2011 as interim superintendent. He took the job permanently in 2012.
Here is Green’s official bio:
R. Stephen Green, Ed.D., was named superintendent of schools of Kansas City Public Schools by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors in April 2012. At that time, KCPS was unaccredited by the state of Missouri. Under Dr. Green’s leadership, KCPS earned 92.5 points towards the state of Missouri’s school achievement standards in 2014. That was 8.5 points more than the what the school district earned in 2013, and a 54.5-point leap from the 2012 results. In August 2014, Missouri’s Board of Education recognized the gains made by the school district by granting KCPS provisional accreditation.
We suspect that the shake-up of the KCPS administrative infrastructure that Nicastro was thwarted from completing had something to do with this.
As well as what we hear are going to be disappointing MAP scores this late summer.
The good news is that Académie Lafayette didn’t enter into a contract with KCPS over the use of SouthWest: who knows what the next Superintendent will want to do?
Or, inevitably another couple of years down the road, the one after that?
Nicastro should have been listened to instead of being pilloried.