On July 25, the Pattonville Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Tina Plummer as assistant superintendent of teaching and learning. Plummer retired from the same position at the end of the 2023-2024 school year and will return for 2023-2024 with limited hours. The Public School Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS) allows retired administrators to work up to 550 hours a year. Plummer will start on Aug. 1.
“We are looking forward to having Dr. Plummer back part-time for the 2022-2023 school year to support our students and staff,” said Dr. Barry Nelson, superintendent. “Dr. Plummer’s leadership has been a driving force in developing the district’s new five-year Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), providing high quality professional development for staff and ensuring our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to meet the unique learning needs of each and every student.”
With more than 30 years in education, Plummer first joined Pattonville in 2018 and has been instrumental in expanding personalized learning and implementing learner profiles to ensure students are learning at their pace. Prior to her time in Pattonville, Plummer served as the assistant superintendent of curriculum, assessment and professional development and a principal in the Mehlville School District. Previously, Plummer was a principal in the Belton School District, an assistant principal at Academy School District and Belton and a classroom teacher. Plummer earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Missouri State University and master’s degree and her doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Missouri State and the University of Kansas, respectively.