The Springfield School District announced the addition of two veteran educations to their administration team.
Dr. Stephen Kleinsmith and Dr. Kent Medlin will be joining the district as Co-Deputy Superintendents of Academics for the 2019-2020 school year. The two will serve in the position for the year, allowing the district to make their search for a permanent administrator later this fall.
The two will oversee elementary and secondary education, learning supports and innovation, and special education and English language learner supports.
“Springfield Public Schools is incredibly fortunate to have these two exceptional leaders join our team,” Dr. John Jungmann said in a statement. “Both Dr. Kleinsmith and Dr. Medlin are talented educators who lead with passion and integrity. I appreciate their willingness to serve in this capacity and I look forward to the progress we will make together over the coming months.”
Dr. Kleinsmith was named 2018 Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators and retired from the Nixa School District in 2018 after 18 years of service. Dr. Medlin retired in 2017 after serving 13 years as superintendent of the Willard School District.