At 8 p.m. last night at the regular school board meeting, Dr. Marsha Chappelow issued an official statement announcing her resignation as Superintendent of the Ladue School District. The Board of Education accepted her resignation in a closed-door session. She has been in education for 40 years, working often in school communications and will be on the job until June 30, 2013. Then, she will relocate to her home in Kansas City to be closer to her children and her new grandson. This is the formal press release, following a statement she made earlier to Ladue's faculty and administration via email.
September 25, 2012
Dr. Marsha Chappelow, Superintendent of the Ladue School District announced her intention to retire at the end of the 2012-13 school year at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 24, 2012. Her request to retire was approved by the Board of Education on Monday evening. The timing was based on her contract requiring indication of intent to retire at the end of the current school year by October 1 of the previous year. Like most Missouri superintendents, Dr. Chappelow was employed on a three-year contract, which would currently extend her position through the 2014-15 school year.
Following 40 years in public education, Dr. Chappelow announced her intention to return to the Kansas City, MO area where she has family and a new grandchild. “It has been my privilege to serve in public education for many years. As a classroom teacher, and as an administrator, I have had the opportunity to work with outstanding educators, parents and students throughout my career. I look forward to new learning opportunities, but also look forward to more time and flexibility to enjoy my expanding family.”
At the Board of Education meeting Monday evening, President Jayne Langsam assured the community of the Board’s intention to do a thorough and thoughtful search for the district’s next superintendent. “Timing is on our side with this announcement,” said Langsam. “We are fortunate to have Dr. Chappelow leading us through the remainder of the school year, during which time we can conduct a proper search for our next superintendent. We will be keeping our parents, staff and community updated as we move through this process.”
Ladue Schools has over 3,900 students and serves all or part of ten communities including Creve Coeur, Crystal Lake Park, Frontenac, Huntleigh Village, Ladue, Olivette, Richmond Heights, Town & Country, Unincorporated St. Louis County and Westwood. More information about the Ladue Schools and its individual schools can be found at www.ladueschools.net.