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Administration

Dr. Kerry Sachetta

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Superintendent
kerrysachetta@joplinschools.org


Oversight Areas: 

  • BOE Policies
  • BOE CEO
  • Community Partnerships
  • School Cancellations
  • District Leadership
  • Advocacy
  • Strategic Planning

Dr. Matthew Harding

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Assistant Superintendent of Operations

matthewharding@joplinschools.org


Oversight Areas:

  • Capital Outlay
  • Facility Use/Rental
  • MEC Admin
  • Insurance/Legal
  • Elem. & Middle Long-term Suspensions
  • Facilities Department
  • Transportation Department
  • Technology Department
  • Nutrition Department
  • Safety and Security

Dr. Sarah Mwangi

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Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services
sarahmwangi@joplinschools.org


Oversight Areas:

  • CSIP
  • MSIP Compliance
  • Enrollment
  • Residency
  • Permits
  • Eagle Advantage
  • Career Ladder
  • PK-12 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • Professional Development
  • District Academic Data
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Mentor/Protege Program

Dr. Jordan Dickey

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Executive Director of Student Services
jordandickey@joplinschools.org


Oversight Areas:

  • Federal Programs
  • Gifted Education
  • Juvenile Office
  • Librarians
  • Medicaid (SDAC)
  • Section 504
  • Student Records
  • Student Services Budgets
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Work Permits

Dr. Traci Pattison

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Director of Student Services

tracipattison@joplinschools.org


Oversight Areas:

  • Beacon Autism Center
  • Duenweg Education Center
  • Early Childhood
  • English Learners
  • Foster Liaison
  • Homebound
  • Home School
  • Parent Concerns
  • Parents as Teachers
  • School Counselors & School Nurses
  • Special Education

Justin Crawford, J.D.

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Director of Education Support and Human Resources 
justincrawford@joplinschools.org


Oversight Areas:

  • Employee Agreements
  • Employee Negotiations
  • Compliance Officer
  • Absence Management
  • Staffing & Personnel
  • Benefits & Insurance

Shelly Toft

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Chief Financial Officer
shellytoft@joplinschools.org


Oversight Areas:

  • Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable
  • Business Services
  • Deposits
  • Financial Procedures
  • Risk Management Insurance
  • Scholarships

Sarah Coyne

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Director of Communications and Community Engagement
sarahcoyne@joplinschools.org


Oversight Areas:

  • Branding
  • Bright Futures Joplin
  • Community Development
  • Crisis Communications
  • Media Contact, Public Information Officer
  • ParentSquare
  • Social Media
  • Surveys
  • Website