Peter Stiepleman Named Columbia Public Schools Superintendent
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Board of Education selected Dr. Peter Stiepleman as the new superintendent for Columbia Public Schools beginning July 1.
Stiepleman will replace Dr. Chris Belcher who announced his retirement in January.
"Board of education members are excited about the future with Dr. Stiepleman as our next educational leader for the school district," Board President Christine King said in a news release. "We anticipate a smooth transition and look forward to continuing our work to provide an excellent education for all students."
Stiepleman is currently the assistant superintendent for elementary education at Columbia Public Schools.
The school board initially considered 18 candidates for the position. Dr. Dred Scott, the superintendent for the Independence School District, was the other finalist.