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. Alicia Casey, Executive Director of Academic Services.

Academic Services Team
Team Member Primary Responsibilities
Alicia Wilson PhotoDr. Alicia Casey
Executive Director, Academic Services
816-858-5420 x. 2117


  • Oversight of Teaching & Learning System
  • Professional Development
  • K-12 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • State Assessments
Aaron Duff PhotoDr. Aaron Duff

Director, Secondary Education and College & Career 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

Jennifer McClureDr. Jennifer McClure
Director, Elementary Education
816-858-5420 x. 2114

  • Curriculum Writing and Resources
  • Instructional Framework
  • Student Leadership
  • Instructional Technology Integration             
Kelli WoodsKelli Woods
Executive Administrative Assistant
816-858-5420 x. 2129
  • Support Executive Director of Academic Services
  • Team coordination and task assistance
  • Calendar Management
  • Resource procurement and processing
  • Assists district staff with instructional technology logins
Glenda ChristensenGlenda Christensen
Executive Administrative Assistant

816-858-5420 x. 2200
  • Support Director of Elementary and Secondary Education  
  • Team coordination and task assistance
  • Calendar Management
  • Resource procurement and processing
  • Field Trip Logistics