Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) has named Stephen Linkous as the district’s Chief of Staff.
Among his responsibilities are to support the superintendent in dealing with administrative, educational, legislative and public affairs issues, oversee Title IX and federal program communications, and represent the district with the Kansas Legislature.
Linkous has worked in education for more than 24 years and has served in leadership capacities in two school districts. He was the assistant superintendent of Principal Leadership and Development for Roosevelt School District, where he worked with principals and second tier leaders to examine school systems, practices and use of data. Prior to this, he was a school support officer for Houston Independent School District, where the 10 campuses he supervised met state academic standards.
He also has experience as a principal at three schools, where he was the instructional leader, promoted the mission and vision of the district, and facilitated and created the Professional Learning Community process.
Linkous has a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Denver, where he graduated summa cum laude. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Park University, where he graduated cum laude. He has principal certifications in Arizona and Texas and is fluent in Spanish.
Currently, he is a member of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents. He was a member of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Colorado Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, the Colorado Association of School Executives and the Texas Association of Latino Administrators.