Written by: Wallace Merriman

This Superintendent’s Amazing Work Should Be The Standard In Schools Nationwide
Posted on:Mar 4, 2017

Meet Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of the Jennings School District.

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Jennings is a predominantly Black town in Missouri, where a majority of the population lives below the poverty line.

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Every day, Dr. Anderson travels four hours to school.

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She even serves as a crossing guard when students arrive.

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She provides warm coats and hot chocolate for kiddos who need a little pick-me-up.

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Many had written off the Jennings School District, but that didn’t stop Anderson from wanting to make a change for the better.

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With the help of grants and partnerships, Anderson was able to balance the school district’s budget and launch a college prep program.

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She also brought back arts education.

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She began her engagement outside of academics and listened to community concerns. She was able to open up a food pantry. She’s given 8,000 pounds of food per month to hand out to community members.

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Anderson also took an interest in healthcare. Each school is equipped with a few mental health therapists. Thanks to a partnership with Washington University, pediatricians are also employed.

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She even introduced a program to support teen moms as they try to balance continuing education with motherhood.

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The Jennings School District has become fully accredited in just under four years. They are now meeting 81 percent of the state benchmarks for education.

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Check out even more of Dr. Tiffany Anderson’s work with the Jennings School District in the video below.

Dr. Anderson is a remarkable woman who has done such great things for the Jennings School District. She has a bright future in education, and school officials in underprivileged areas should follow her amazing lead.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/improving-education/

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