SPS Names New Principal of Virtual Learning

Springfield Public Schools has named a new Principal of Virtual Learning effective July 1.

Dr. Brady Quirk, who has been part of SPS for 15 years, having served since 2017 as the director of special services.

“With the exponential growth of Launch throughout Missouri, I am thrilled to join such an innovative team that is working hard to meet the needs of online learners across the state,” Quirk said in a statement.

Quirk is a graduate of Missouri State, the University of Missouri, and has a doctorate in educational leadership from Lindenwood University.

“Dr. Quirk’s rich experiences serving both the students and teachers of SPS make him an ideal leader for this new position,” Dr. Nichole Lemmon, director of digital learning for SPS, said in a statement. “In this new role, Dr. Quirk will continue the high levels of support Launch provides the students of SPS and the state of Missouri, as well as our full-time and adjunct faculty.”

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