Monday, June 13, 2016

Former Joplin superintendent announces retirement date

Former Joplin R-8 Superintendent Jim Simpson, now the superintendent of the Lindbergh School District in the St. Louis area, has announced he will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Simpson said that would fulfill his promise of staying with the district 10 years. Simpson left Joplin after the 2007-2008 school year.


Anonymous said...

Please come back Jim...

Anonymous said...

The last time Joplin Schools were on a roll Dr. Simpson was the superintendent. Teachers remember the nice raises (7 percent one year). He was a man you could bank on. Jim come back. We need you.

Anonymous said...

Many of those teachers ended up taking home less on their paychecks.
He also hired teachers with less experience but more pay than experienced teachers, and the new teachers didn't have masters degrees.
He changed the rules on career ladder hours and it wasn't what was best for kids.
He also didn't like any comments that might be in disagreement with him or his edicts. He had spies before there were coaches.
This man turned to education after losing his job as a geologist, kids are not his thing.
When you use test scores as a measure of good schools, that did happen. Remember that they always change the tests and the rules on those. The tricks and games for those are short-lived.
Was he the worst? No, but don't make him out to be the best either.