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Profiles in Leadership

Kansas City is home to the most dedicated educators, the most committed leaders, and the most inspiring students. Our Profiles in Leadership series introduces some of best and brightest in Kansas City.

Profiles in Leadership: Tara Haskins
Profiles in Leadership: Tara Haskins
Following her graduation from Hampton University, Tara joined the New Teacher Project (TNTP) and taught middle school English and Language Arts in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was here that she ...
Profiles in Leadership: Dr. Jennifer Collier
Profiles in Leadership: Dr. Jennifer Collier
Jennifer Collier has served as an educator in Kansas City Public Schools for 21 years.  She has served in the capacity of Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Director of Human Resources, ...
Profiles in Leadership: Sean Stalling
Profiles in Leadership: Sean Stalling
I am a native Chicagoan that grew up as the oldest grandchild in my family.  I come from a long line of educators that have given collectively over 200 years to children in urban areas all ...

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Read more about efforts to eliminate the achievement gap in Kansas City schools.

News, Updates, and Media Releases

SchoolSmartKC Announces Funding for Kansas City Neighborhood Academy
SchoolSmartKC Announces Funding for Kansas City Neighborhood Academy
Investment of $500,000 supports continued success in district-sponsored charter school.
Grant Will Help Crossroads Academy Open Charter High School In Downtown Kansas City
Grant Will Help Crossroads Academy Open Charter High School In Downtown Kansas City
Education nonprofit SchoolSmartKC announced Tuesday support for Crossroads Academy, which hopes to open a high school in 2018.
Small Enough to Manage, Big Enough to Matter: Kansas City’s Latest Attempt at School Reform
Small Enough to Manage, Big Enough to Matter: Kansas City’s Latest Attempt at School Reform
Some education reform efforts in America’s larger cities struggle to go to scale. Think Los Angeles and laptops, New York City and school turnarounds, or Detroit and school choice.

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