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SMSD Board of Education selects superintendent

Posted at 8:43 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 21:43:56-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shawnee Mission School District’s current deputy superintendent will assume the role of superintendent in July.

The district’s Board of Education voted Monday night to select Michelle Hubbard to replace Mike Fulton, who announced his resignation in December.

“I know and believe in the strength of this community,” Hubbard said in a district email. “Our mission will be to continue to strengthen the learning experience so all students can achieve their full potential. I look forward to working with the Board of Education, SMSD staff, families and students, to carry out the commitments our community made through the strategic plan, so we can remain SMSD strong.”

Hubbard has been with SMSD for six years and served as an associate superintendent until becoming deputy superintendent in January.

Board President Heather Ousley said in a statement that Hubbard has “played an integral role” in the creating and implementing the district’s strategic plan.

“Dr. Hubbard’s leadership, strength and commitment to children will serve the Shawnee Mission School District well in the years to come,” Ousley said.

Before SMSD, Hubbard spent seven years as the Turner School District’s superintendent. She also held positions as a high school and elementary school principal and a high school assistant principal.