Springfield Public Schools Announces New Kickapoo High School Principal


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield Public Schools has announced the next leader of Kickapoo High School.

Dr. Bill Powers, the current Cherokee Middle School principal, will replace Mr. Kelly Allison, who is retiring from SPS on July 1.

 Dr. Powers administrative experience with SPS includes serving as the assistant principal of Study Middle School for two years before beginning his nine years of service as the leader of Cherokee Middle School. This year, the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals named Dr. Powers as its Middle School Principal of the Year.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Powers join the high school leadership team as principal of Kickapoo High School,” said Dr. Shane Dublin, executive director of secondary education for SPS. “Dr. Powers is an experienced leader who values relationships and working as a team in the pursuit of continuous improvement. He is thrilled to join the outstanding staff, students, parents and community at Kickapoo and will work tirelessly to carry on the culture of excellence already in place.”

“I am excited to join the Kickapoo team,” said Dr. Powers. “I look forward to working to build upon the tradition of excellence as we provide our students opportunities to excel in their future endeavors.”

(Springfield Public Schools)

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