KCPS hires Green as official superintendent

Posted April 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Northeast News
April 3, 2012

Kansas City Public Schools’ Interim Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green no longer holds an interim title. During a Monday press conference, KCPS officials announced that the board of education unanimously voted to hire Green as the official superintendent of schools.

Green signed a two-year contract, which pays $250,000 per year and includes the option of two one-year extensions.

Dr. Stephen Green

Since September of 2011, Green has served as interim superintendent for KCPS. During his tenure he worked aggressively to improve student achievement and operations, launching several initiatives including a dropout recovery effort; an increased emphasis on school leader autonomy; a re-focused state assessment preparatory program; and continued a successive string of balanced budgets. Green and his administration have also re-engaged state education officials, forming a partnership that has resulted in KCPS closing the gap on its immediate goal of re-accreditation.

Before joining KCPS, Green served as president and chief executive officer of Kauffman Scholars, Inc., a comprehensive academic enrichment and scholarship program for students in both Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. His leadership experience also includes a stint as superintendent of Community School District No. 28 and a Local Instructional Superintendent in Region 3 for the New York City Board of Education. Green has also served as the president and executive director of the non-profit New Jersey Teaching and Learning Collaborative, and was the national executive director of the CollegeEd Program for the College Board.