Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Gilbreth!
Posted on 01/30/2017
Dr. Gilbreth has been approved by the Board of Education to serve as Joplin Schools’ Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services. Steve began his career teaching at North Middle School where he taught technology, reading and communication arts for five years. He continued at North Middle School as the Assistant Principal for three years before becoming the principal at the former Memorial, now South Middle School for the past twelve years. Steve received his bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern State University in English Education, his master’s and specialist degrees in Administration from Pittsburgh State University and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University. Steve has served on numerous committees for the district in his twenty years. Steve will begin his work as Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services on Monday, February 6th. Mrs. Barbara Cox will serve as the Interim Principal at South Middle School for the remainder of the school year. With a need to sharpen the district’s focus on curriculum, Dr.Gilbreth is an excellent choice.