Lee’s Summit School Superintendent David McGehee is this year’s Missouri Superintendent of the Year.
He received the honor from the Missouri Association of School Administrators, which announced the award last weekend.
McGehee will receive a $500 scholarship for a student in the Lee’s Summit School District and a commemorative ring. He also will represent Missouri in the National Superintendent of the Year program.
In a news release from the district, Lee’s Summit Board of Education president Ron Baker said McGehee has shown leadership in instruction, community involvement, addressing budget challenges, effective use of technology, communication and legislative advocacy.
“He has worked with staff members throughout the district to create and nourish educational environments where the focus is on learning and success for each child,” Baker said. “Dr. McGehee has a passion for teaching and learning, for what is best for each student and for encouraging leadership in others.”
Earlier this year, Lee’s Summit converted its school buses to natural gas. The district is using the resulting savings to improve classroom technology.
McGehee has led the Lee’s Summit district since 2006. He previously was superintendent of the Raymore-Peculiar and Sparta districts.