Anna Stable FieldThe deputy director of Lawrence Public School will be Kansas City, Kansas, the next director of the school district.
She will be the first black woman to oversee KCK.
The school board on Friday afternoon unanimously approved the adoption of Stubblefield to take over the director on July 1. She works under a three-year contract with an annual base salary of $ 235,000.
Stubblefield replaces former coach Charles Faust, who resigned last July After spending two years in the district to accept the position of director of the New Hanover County School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Alicia Miguel Immediately after, he was selected as a provisional coach.
“I’m excited to lead KCKPS and I’m grateful for this opportunity,” Stubblefield said at a meeting on Friday. “I am truly grateful to the board for trusting the team already here and the more than 22,000 students who care for me. Work with the community and work with students, staff and community members. We look forward to actually chartering our path to reach our vision of becoming one of the country’s top 10 school districts. “
The district has hired a Texas-based JG consulting firm to conduct a national supervisory survey that began in November. According to the news release, Stubblefield was selected from 21 candidates and narrowed down to 3 finalists.
The school board hosted four virtual town hall meetings in January, sought public opinion through an online survey, and received nearly 250 responses.
Stubblefield has been Deputy Director of the Lawrence District since 2018, after serving as Interim Director the previous year. In his current role, he oversees Human Resources, Special Education and Student Services, Curriculum and Teaching, and Lawrence’s Virtual School.
She also oversaw the fair work of the district.
She began her educational career as a teacher, coach and vice-principal in the Blue Valley and Center school districts. She also served as Lawrence’s Deputy Director and Human Resources Director.
“We are very excited about the recruitment of Dr. Stubblefield and look forward to the experience and leadership she brings to our school district and community,” Board of Education President Randy Lopez said in a release. It was. “She brings a wealth of valuable knowledge in the areas of school improvement and organizational change. This is essential during this transition period.”
Stubblefield holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from the University of Kansas, an education professional degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a doctoral degree from St. Louis University.
She is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Kansas and Baker University. She and her husband, David, have three sons.