Friday, October 21, 2016

Dr. Marc Snow Named Superintendent of Schools Starting July 2017

Grain Valley, Missouri

The Grain valley Board of Education has named Dr. Marc Snow as Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2017.

Dr. Snow will take the reins of the fast-growing Grain Valley School District next summer. He has served as a school or district leader in Grain Valley for 15 years, having first served as the principal of Grain Valley Middle School for the 2001-2002 school year when the school was on Main Street. He was then the principal of Matthews Elementary School from 2002-2005 and served as the principal of Prairie Branch Elementary School 2005-2009 before being named assistant superintendent for finance and support services in 2009, a role he has now served in for eight years.

Dr. Snow is in his 25th year in public school education overall. Prior to his coming to the Grain Valley School District in 2001, Dr. Snow first served as interim vocal music instructor at Chinn Elementary School in the Park Hill School District from 1992-1993 before serving the Smithville School District for eight years. While in Smithville, he first served as a vocal music teacher at Smithville Elementary School, then as assistant principal at the same school, and finally as principal of Smithville Upper Elementary School.

According to Board President Mr. Chris Bamman, it was Dr. Snow's long-standing demonstration of leadership that made him the right person for the role. "We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Snow has accepted the new role of Superintendent of Schools for Grain Valley.  We believe his proven leadership and the success he has enjoyed in previous roles in the District will continue to build on the successes we've enjoyed in our school district."

Dr. Snow is humbled by the opportunity to serve the Grain Valley School District community as superintendent of schools, “I am grateful for the privilege to serve the Grain Valley School District for the past 15+ years, and I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as superintendent. My time in Grain Valley has shown me that our students and community have unlimited potential and the capacity for greatness. My goal is to ensure we have the resources, staff, and direction to achieve that potential.”

Grain Valley School District personnel were notified in an email last May that the School Board had designated Dr. Snow as second in command of the school district behind Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roy Moss, and that the School Board had indicated their intention to promote him to superintendent following the expected retirement of Dr. Moss after the 2016-2017 school year.

The process to fill the assistant superintendent position Snow vacates will begin in the next few weeks.

Superintendent Dr. Roy Moss Announces Retirement

Grain Valley, Missouri

After 32 years of service in education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roy Moss officially announces he will retire at the end of this school year.

In his career, Dr. Moss has served as a teacher, coach, transportation director, activities director, high school principal, and superintendent. Prior to coming to Grain Valley in 2009, Dr. Moss served as Superintendent of Schools for the North Callaway School District, 20 miles east of Columbia, Missouri, from 2004-2009, and prior to that as high school principal at South Callaway School District from 1994-2004.

Dr. Moss will retire July 2017, after having served as superintendent in Grain Valley for eight years. During Dr. Moss’ tenure in Grain Valley, student enrollment has grown by more than 1000 students, the district has built North Middle School, the Early Childhood Education Center, a new transportation facility, and began a long-range plan to update and double the size of the Grain Valley High School building and student activity spaces.
Grain Valley High School has received national recognition in recent years for preparing students for college. Newsweek, US News & World Report, and the Washington Post have each listed Grain Valley High School among the top high schools in the nation.
In his first year with the school district, Dr. Moss established the Grain Valley Education Foundation. To date, the Foundation endowment has grown to $203,956.00; and has provided scholarships to our graduating seniors totaling $122,000.00, teacher grants totaling $53,000.00, and $108,000.00 in contributions to schools and student activities.
Dr. Moss was named the 2015 Missouri Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators. In May 2016, Dr. Moss was inducted into the Wellsville High School Wall of Fame, in Wellsville, Kansas where he graduated in 1971.
Dr. Moss and wife, Patricia, have five sons. All graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He and his wife have five grandchildren.

School Board President Mr. Chris Bamman expresses the appreciation of the community for Dr. Moss' service, "Our school district and community have been blessed to have Dr. Moss as our Superintendent for the past eight years.  His vision and leadership for our district has been truly appreciated and we wish him and his family the very best in the years ahead."

As he reflects on his time in Grain Valley, Dr. Moss focuses on the opportunity he has been given to serve. “It has been a true blessing and honor to serve the past eight years as a servant to the Grain Valley Schools community and I would like to thank this great community for an amazing tenure. I have cherished my time in the Grain Valley School District.” Dr. Moss also acknowledges his successor, Dr. Marc Snow, whom the school board has selected to be the district’s next Superintendent of Schools beginning July 1, 2017. “I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Marc Snow and the executive team currently in place.”