Dr. Grenita Lathan
Superintendent, Springfield Public Schools
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University; M.S., University of North Carolina; B.S., North Carolina A&T State University
Returning, Third Year
7-Second Summary: As leader of the state’s largest school district, Dr. Grenita Lathan has the education of our future leaders in her hands. Dr. Lathan says: “I believe there is no limit to what we can accomplish for our 24,500 students and 4,000 employees. This year, my focus is to build on the successes of the past, learn from our experiences and continue striving to become the best school district, not only in Missouri, but in the nation.”
2023 Game Changer: After community approval of Proposition S in April, Springfield Public Schools is on the way to further building improvements, including full rebuilds of Pipkin Middle School and Reed Academy.