DR. JOHN JUNGMANN
SPRINGFIELD R-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS (MO)
Dr. John Jungmann is superintendent of Missouri's largest school district, which serves 25,000 students and employs about 4,000 individuals. He began his tenure at Springfield Public Schools July 1, 2014.
Focusing on every learner, every day, Dr. Jungmann leads SPS in efforts to ensure all students are prepared for tomorrow by providing engaging, relevant and personalized educational experiences.
In October 2016, he was named Missouri Superintendent of the Year and was also invited to represent SPS in the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. He was also named 2016 Administrator of the Year by Missouri School Public Relations Association. Dr. Jungmann completed AASA's National Superintendent Certification Program in 2015 as a member of the inaugural class.
Dr. Jungmann's previous professional experience includes serving one year as superintendent and one year as deputy superintendent for Liberty Public Schools and four years as superintendent of the Monett R-1 School District.
He is a 1998 graduate of Missouri Southern State University and obtained his Master of Science in education and Specialist in educational administration degrees from Missouri State University. He earned a doctorate in education from the University of Arkansas in 2006.