ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The superintendent of the St. Louis Public Schools is staying put. Dr. Kelvin Adams was a finalist for a job in Los Angeles but this morning he says, nothing is changing.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has been looking for a new superintendent for months. Overnight, the board selected one of their own to fill the role. Dr. Adams wouldn't speak about the job opportunity but told our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that as far as he's concerned, nothing has changed and "We still have a lot of work to do to improve the outcome of our students."
Dr. Adams began his role one year after the district lost its accreditation. Since then, the district has improved, particularly student performance which has put St. Louis Public Schools back on track to regain full accreditation. City Hall credits that achievement to him.
He oversees more than 27,000 students ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade. He is also in charge of the day-to-day operations of the district's nearly 4,000 employees and $285 million budget.
Dr. Adams received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in Administration from the University of New Orleans in 2005. He earned a M.A. in Elementary Education from Xavier University in 1991 and a B.A. in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northeast Louisiana University in 1978.