Sarah Mwangi Named Assistant Superintendent

Sarah Mwangi Named Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services
Posted on 04/24/2019
Sarah Mwangi Named Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services

Joplin Schools is pleased to announce Ms. Sarah Mwangi as the new Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services. Dedicating over a decade of her career to Joplin Schools, Mwangi has a strong desire to continue the great work of educating Joplin students. She has a drive for success and passion to help all students reach their full potential. Mwangi is a champion of education for Joplin Schools. She will be transitioning to assistant superintendent from her current role as the Director of Educational Support and Human Resources.

Mwangi shared, “I’m humbled and honored to serve our community and district in this new role. There is no greater responsibility than ensuring we provide a quality education to our students. Joplin Schools is a remarkable district with amazing educators. We are fortunate to provide many opportunities for our students and I look forward to growing this even more. A significant amount of curriculum work has been accomplished the past two years under Dr. Gilbreth’s leadership. It will be my goal to continue the momentum, build capacity within our educators, and help provide the next structures needed to enrich and foster learning in each Joplin Schools classroom.”

Ms. Mwangi has successfully proven herself as a classroom teacher, building principal and central office administrator. Joplin Schools has benefited from her past leadership and will continue to do so with her new role of service. I am certain that Sarah will collaboratively build upon the good work of Dr. Gilbreth in order to maximize the learning of every student,” stated Dr. Moss, superintendent.

Mwangi started her education career in the Kansas City Missouri School District, where she completed a unique residential internship program through Missouri Southern State University. She moved back to the Joplin area in 2008, where she taught at West Central Elementary and later served as an instructional coach for Jefferson Elementary and Emerson Elementary. In 2012, Mwangi became the principal of Columbia Elementary and four years later served as principal of Irving Elementary. This school year, Mwangi has served as the Director of Educational Support and Human Resources.

She received her bachelors of education from Missouri Southern State University and masters in educational administration from Missouri State University. Mwangi received her educational specialist degree from William Woods University and additionally is expected to complete her doctoral degree in 2020.

Mwangi will begin her new role on July 1, 2019.

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