Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Jennings School Chief Reported to Be Finalist for Top Job in Topeka, Kan

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Jennings School Chief Reported to Be Finalist for Top Job in Topeka, Kan

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Tiffany Anderson, the superintendent credited with transforming the Jennings School District, is one of two finalists to lead the school system in Topeka, Kan.

According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, interviews for the job are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Since Anderson took the superintendent's position in Jennings in 2012, she has a reputation as a visionary who does what needs to be done for students who have many needs and burdens.

During her tenure, Jennings, which touches the Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts, has gone from the brink of failure to a district that regained full accreditation this year. Anderson has received national attention for her successes. More than 85 percent of children in Jennings schools live in poverty.

Under Anderson's direction, Jennings schools have worked to give children more academic rigor while at the same time, address the symptoms of poverty. …

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