• Dr. Chad Searcey
    816.858.0172 ext. 4001

    I would like to welcome you to Compass Elementary School in the Platte County R3 School District. This is my 14th year educating students in the Platte County R3 School District. Prior to becoming a Pirate, I spent 6 years teaching in the Liberty Public School system. I received my undergraduate degree in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2001, I received my Master's degree in Elementary Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University. I received my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University in 2010.

     Our Mission is to prepare individual learners for success in life by providing meaningful experiences in a safe and caring environment. Our staff at Compass is dedicated to building strong relationships with our students, so they are excited about coming to school each and every day. With your support, we feel like we will be able to build a strong community of learners.

    Communication and parent involvement are very important to us. Our teachers send out newsletters that will keep you informed of the instructional programs and activities in which your child is engaged. I also send out a parent newsletter titled, The Compass Notes twice a month, which is an update of current happenings at Compass Elementary. To receive The Compass Notes your current email needs to be on file in our SISK12 student information system. You can update your email by contacting our school office.

    I encourage you to join our PTA which meets monthly. The PTA provides wonderful learning opportunities as well as fun activities for our students. These events include cultural arts programs, book fairs, and skating parties.

    On behalf of the Compass Staff, I would like to welcome you to our Compass family. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

     Educationally Yours,


    Dr. Chad J. Searcey