Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has named Terrence M. Sanders an Instructional Improvement Officer for the school district. He began working at the district on July 1, 2019.
Among the responsibilities of Sanders in his new role with the school district are supervising and evaluating principals; assisting principals with decision-making and problem-solving; planning and developing programs to be implemented across assigned schools; assisting in the implementation of district initiatives and serving as a liaison between principals and the Chief of Schools.
Sanders has served as the principal for several schools including most recently East Union Middle School of Union County Public Schools in Monroe, North Carolina. Under his leadership, the school obtained an 11-point gain in seventh grade math from the previous year in 2018 and exceeded growth in eighth grade reading in 2018.
He has also served as the principal of Heritage Elementary School and interim principal of Bailey Middle School in the Spring Independent School District in Houston, Texas. He also served as assistant superintendent for Professional Development for Houston Independent School District (HISD) in Houston, Texas. In this position, he directed professional development services for nearly 13,000 teachers, provided leadership and coordinated new teacher orientation for more than 1,500 teachers, collaborated with the Academic Services Departments, including elementary and secondary curriculum and instruction, multilingual, innovative and special education to support instructional improvement efforts.
He served as principal of Judson W. Robinson Jr. Elementary School in HISD, where he increased student enrollment by nearly 100 students for 2013-14 school year, and met state standards on end-of-grade tests from 2012-2015 based on state assessments and earning distinction honors in math.
He has more than 10 years of educational experience and is a former assistant principal of Walnut Bend Elementary School in the HISD and a third and fifth grade teacher in Charlotte Mecklenburg School District in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sanders has a master’s degree in school leadership from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. He has a principal certification from Texas and North Carolina.
Please join our organization in welcoming Terrence M. Sanders to Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools and our community.