Academic Services

The Academic Services Department oversees leadership development and continuous improvement related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, comprehensive school improvement planning, and educational programming services. Pupil services, as well as K-12 principals and assistant principals are also under the supervision of this department.  The overall goal of the Academics Strategic Focus Area is to develop and enhance quality educational/instructional programs to improve overall and individual student academic performance. The goal champion for the Academics Strategic Focus area is Dr. Mike Brown, Assistant Superintendent, Academics and Continuous Improvement.

Mike Brown Dr. Mike Brown
Assistant Superintendent, Academics and Continuous Improvement


Fax: 816.858.5593
Academic Services Team
 Team Member  Primary Responsibilities
Dr. Alicia Wilson
Director, Academic Services
816.858.5420 x. 2117
  • Curriculum Council
  • Improvement Teams
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Plan
  • College and Career Readiness 
  • Tier 1 Instruction and Monitoring
  • State Assessments
Aaron Duff
Coordinator, Academic Services
816.858.5420 x. 2113
  • Curriculum Committees 
  • Personalized Learning/Flexible Scheduling District Liaison
  • Dual Credit Course Compliance
  • Library Media Services
  • End of Course Exams (EOCs)
  • ACT
  • Project Lead The Way
Shelli Baldwin
Coordinator, Professional Development/Instructional Technology 
816.858.5420 x. 2114
  • Professional Development Committee/Requests
  • New Teacher/Mentor Programs
  • Learning Academy
  • Digital Learning
  • Instructional Technology 
  • Topic Study Professional Development
Dr. Jennifer Beutel
Executive Director, Pupil Services
816.858.5420 x. 2201
  • Federal Programs Oversight
  • Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Great Beginnings Preschool
  • Special Education
  • Gifted Education
  • School Support Services
  • Multi-Tiered System of Support
Tolan Singer
Director, Student Services
816.858.5420 x. 2206 
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Residency
  • Section 504 
  • Y Club
  • Discipline
  • Pirate Pals
  • Summer School
  • Bully Prevention
  • Activities and Clubs
Andy Hall 
Director, Information Services
816.858.5420 x. 2118
  •  Annual Performance Report/Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Dashboards
  • Core Data
  • MOSIS Data
  • Student Information Database         
Mindy Wall
Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Support Assistant Superintendent, Academic Services and Continuous Improvement
  • Team coordination and task assistance
  • Calendar Management
  • Sub Management
  • Resource procurement and processing