Stiepleman named superintendent of the year by school administrators



a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Peter Stiepleman


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Peter Stiepleman

Columbia schools Superintendent Peter Stiepleman is the Missouri Association of School Administrators superintendent of the year for 2021.

Stiepleman was recognized at the Missouri Association of School Administrators and Missouri School Boards’ Association annual fall conference, held virtually Sept. 26.

Stiepleman is an exemplary leader, MASA executive director Doug Hayter stated in a news release.

“During his tenure, his community and school district experienced change, student growth and other demographic and economic changes,” Hayter said in the news release. “There is no question his leadership philosophy has helped guide the successes achieved in one of our state’s largest districts.”

Tackling educational issues related to poverty and equity have been Stiepleman’s focus, the news release stated.

“I believe that ordinary moments can be the most rewarding and that we miss out when we’re busy pursuing the extraordinary,” Stiepleman said in the news release. “When it comes to attendance, discipline and academic achievement, our kids will make great progress because we are committed to them – we are one.”

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