DeKalb Schools Has A New Superintendent

Dr. Stephen Green, superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools in Missouri, will become DeKalb Schools’ next superintendent on July 1 of this year.
Dekalb Superintendent Stephen GreenDr. Green is credited with leading KCPS back to provisional accreditation within two years of being named its superintendent in 2012. He had previously served as KCPS interim superintendent for several months.
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 school district earned in 2013, and a 54.5-point increase from the 2012 results. In August 2014, Missouri’s Board of Education recognized the district’s gains by granting KCPS provisional accreditation.
Earlier this year, he was recognized for his achievements by being named “Superintendent of the Year” by his peers, the Missouri Association of School Administrators.
Dr. Stephen Green’s Recent Employment History

Position District/Organization State Student
Dates of
Superintendent Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools MO 16,850 2011 – Present
President Kauffman Scholars MO 2005 – 2011
of CSD #28
New York City
Dept of Ed.
NY 1.1 million 2003 – 2005
Executive Director The College Board NY 1995 – 2003

Green is the former president and CEO of Kauffman Scholars, Inc., an access and graduation program aimed significantly at increasing the number of college graduates from Kansas City’s urban schools. Kauffman Scholars is a comprehensive academic enrichment and scholarship program that provides coordinated, intensive, tutoring and life skills support to students beginning in middle school and continuing through the college years.
Before joining Kauffman Scholars, he was superintendent of Community School District #28 and a local instructional superintendent in Region 3 for the New York City Board of Education. He was responsible for providing instructional leadership and support to the 34 schools in the district, and worked with a team of school administrators to ensure instructional improvement among the region’s 142 schools.
As national executive director of the CollegeEd Program for the College Board, Dr. Green’s leadership focused on helping middle school students understand the importance of a college education and exploring available options. He has served as national executive director of school-level services, as national director of the Pacesetter Program, and as associate director for Pacesetter Planning and Development for the College Board.
When DeKalb County schools approached Dr. Green about the position, the timing, opportunity and location were right. Two of his four children live in the DeKalb County region, along with three of his four grandchildren. One of those grandchildren is 3 years old and will be attending a DeKalb school.
“I am looking forward to helping lead DeKalb schools to new elevations and to being able to spend a lot of quality time with my children and grandchildren,” Dr. Green said. “These opportunities don’t come around very often and I simply could not pass it up.”
“After a comprehensive nearly six-month search, the board has selected an experienced, well-suited educational leader to move the district forward under his successful innovative approaches to teaching and learning,” says Board Chair Melvin Johnson. “Dr. Green brings an impressive record to DeKalb not only from Kansas City, but also from New York, New Jersey and Indiana. He was a stabilizing force in Kansas City and will do the same here in DeKalb County.”

Related Docs
Bio – Dr. Stephen Green
DeKalb Schools Has A New Superintendent
Message From PCU (05/14/2015)
DeKalb Schools Press Release (05/13/2015)
Dr. Melvin Johnson – News Announcement (05/13/2015)

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