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Lindbergh Schools superintendent to retire in June 2018

Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson

Lindbergh Schools Superintendent Jim Simpson has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2018, to the Board of Education.

When he was hired in 2008, Simpson committed to giving the Lindbergh School District 10 years of service as superintendent, and that commitment will be fulfilled when his current contract ends in 2018. The early announcement will allow the Board of Education to implement a smooth transition in leadership while continuing to work closely with Simpson and the current administration to focus on key initiatives to prepare for enrollment growth and uphold academic excellence.

“Dr. Simpson is a visionary leader who continually focuses on what is best for kids, and we are thankful for his years of service to Lindbergh Schools, which will extend through 2018,” Board President Kathleen Kienstra stated in a news release. “Dr. Simpson’s focus on 21st century learning has helped Lindbergh become a statewide leader in the effective use of classroom technology, preparing students to be successful in a global society. His commitment to excellence goes hand in hand with Lindbergh’s countless academic achievements in recent years.”

Lindbergh Schools ranked No. 1 in Missouri for five years for academic achievement, with six schools earning National Blue Ribbon awards in the past five years. As leader of Lindbergh Schools, Simpson has steered successful progress to address enrollment growth districtwide. Prop L in 2010 protected class sizes and prevented additional loss of staff following $7 million in district budget reductions. Prop G, passed in 2014, is funding the new Dressel Elementary School, which will provide essential relief to elementary overcrowding when it opens in Fall 2017.

“I feel fortunate to be a member of the Lindbergh family and am proud of our many successes for students over the past eight years,” Simpson said stated in the release. “I remain committed to our district for the next two years, as we continue to make progress on Dressel Elementary School, begin to address growth at Lindbergh High School, and each day examine how we can provide the best education possible for kids.”

Simpson, a 29-year educator, will retire in June 2018. He and his wife, Carol Ann, plan to continue living in their current home in Crestwood and actively contributing to the local community and Lindbergh family.

    Lindbergh Schools superintendent to retire in June 2018

    Jim Simpson

    Jim Simpson

    Lindbergh Schools Superintendent Jim Simpson has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2018, to the Board of Education.

    When he was hired in 2008, Simpson committed to giving the Lindbergh School District 10 years of service as superintendent, and that commitment will be fulfilled when his current contract ends in 2018. The early announcement will allow the Board of Education to implement a smooth transition in leadership while continuing to work closely with Simpson and the current administration to focus on key initiatives to prepare for enrollment growth and uphold academic excellence.

    “Dr. Simpson is a visionary leader who continually focuses on what is best for kids, and we are thankful for his years of service to Lindbergh Schools, which will extend through 2018,” Board President Kathleen Kienstra stated in a news release. “Dr. Simpson’s focus on 21st century learning has helped Lindbergh become a statewide leader in the effective use of classroom technology, preparing students to be successful in a global society. His commitment to excellence goes hand in hand with Lindbergh’s countless academic achievements in recent years.”

    Lindbergh Schools ranked No. 1 in Missouri for five years for academic achievement, with six schools earning National Blue Ribbon awards in the past five years. As leader of Lindbergh Schools, Simpson has steered successful progress to address enrollment growth districtwide. Prop L in 2010 protected class sizes and prevented additional loss of staff following $7 million in district budget reductions. Prop G, passed in 2014, is funding the new Dressel Elementary School, which will provide essential relief to elementary overcrowding when it opens in Fall 2017.

    “I feel fortunate to be a member of the Lindbergh family and am proud of our many successes for students over the past eight years,” Simpson said stated in the release. “I remain committed to our district for the next two years, as we continue to make progress on Dressel Elementary School, begin to address growth at Lindbergh High School, and each day examine how we can provide the best education possible for kids.”

    Simpson, a 29-year educator, will retire in June 2018. He and his wife, Carol Ann, plan to continue living in their current home in Crestwood and actively contributing to the local community and Lindbergh family.

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