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					                           Phyllis A. Chase, Ed. D.
                           213 Wild Ginger Court
                            Columbia, MO 65203
                               (573) 234-2450
                                Fax: (573) 234-2607


         To provide the leadership and knowledge that enables a school district to increase
         student achievement and be recognized as a world-class learning organization.

         Demonstrated effectiveness in school administration as evidenced by increased
         student achievement , reduction of dropout rates, and sound fiscal management.
         Proven record of significant accomplishments in current and previous positions
         including the development and implementation of accountability measures that
         incorporate performance standards while controlling for the impact of socio-
         economics. Ability to identify and utilize strengths and gifts in others. Highly
         effective communicator and organizer who builds the confidence and trust of
         those with whom she works.

University of Kansas           Ed.D. 1987 Educational Policy and Administration
                               Specialization: Curriculum & Instruction
                               Dissertation: “The Relationship of Selected Personal
                               Values and Value Congruence of Secondary School
                               Principals to School Effectiveness”

Creighton University           M.S., 1978     Guidance and Counseling

University of Kansas           B.S. 1971 Secondary Education
                               Double Major: English/Speech Communications

Missouri        -      Superintendent, Secondary Language Arts

Kansas          -      Superintendent, K-12 Building Administration, Secondary
Columbia Public Schools                                           Columbia, Missouri

Superintendent of Schools (July, 2003 – Present)

Springfield Public Schools                          -             Springfield, Missouri

Chief of Staff (May, 2000 – 2003)

   Serves as District’s chief administrator in the absence of the Superintendent
   Facilitates District projects
   Works closely with and assists all Associate/Assistant Superintendent’s and building
    principals with the effective development and implementation of school improvement
   Evaluates District Central Office staff
   Facilitates District-wide committees
   Plans and implements appropriate budgets and appropriate financial accounting and
    reporting procedures
   Serves as Compliance Officer for Race and Disability Discrimination Issues
   Participates in non-traditional bargaining activities
   Participates in the interview process for all administrative positions
   Assists with the staffing process throughout the District
   Directs and facilitates the work of the Planning Team and the Administrative Board

       Major Accomplishment:
             Developed and implemented district Accountability Plan that resulted in
             increased student achievement and reduction of the drop out rate.

Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD)       -          Kansas City, Missouri

Acting Superintendent (November, 1998 – 2000)
 Provided direction to a central office staff of 350
 Oversaw an annual budget of 270 million dollars
 Led strategic planning sessions with Board of Director

       Major Accomplishments:
             Met all court requirements toward unitary status
             Assisted Board of Education in reducing budget by $50,000,000
             Reorganized Central Office Staff by downsizing 100 staff
             Engaged Foundation support to implement Literacy Model at 15
             elementary schools
             Increased student achievement at 10 elementary schools


Chief Administrator for Curriculum & Instruction (October 1997 – November, 1998)
   Led curriculum team in developing a standards-based core curriculum
   Provided direction for the development of a district assessment plan that utilized
    performance-based authentic assessment measures
   Chaired accountability taskforce that resulted in the implementation of district-wide
    accountability measures
   Chaired taskforce for the restructuring of staff development from “set” and “get”
    model to a coaching, feedback, and results-oriented model
   Led the district’s Missouri School Improvement Plan State accreditation process that
    resulted in full accreditation in all process and resource standards , provisional
    accreditation in performance standards
   Provided leadership in the initiation of site-based management in 10 district schools

               Major Accomplishment:
                     Developed the first standards-based core curriculum
                     Led district Intervention Team for failing schools
                     Led district effort to regain state accreditation


Assistant Superintendent for Support Services (1996-1997)
   Supervised staff and budgets in the following areas:
    - Special Education                              -       School Nurses
    - Title I                                        -       Even Start Program
    - Vocational Education                           -       Drug Free Schools
    - Early Childhood                                -       Title XX
    - Parents as Teachers                            -       Homeless Grant
    - Head Start                                     -       Guidance Counselors
    - R.O.T.C.                                       -       Parent Resource Center
    - Athletics                                      -       Requisition/Travel
    - Summer School                                  -       Drop-out Prevention
    - School-Based/School-Linked Services            -       Truancy Reduction

Additional responsibilities included being the district administrator in charge of the
Missouri School Improvement Accreditation Program, supervisor and evaluator of
teachers on job target, grant procurement, and school-to-career program.


Director of Curriculum and Instruction (1995-96)
   Led a team of curriculum writers in drafting a standards-based core curriculum
    document K-12.

Professional Experience (cont’d)

   Provided training to school staff on curriculum implementation, instructional
    strategies and assessment procedures.
   Conducted literature reviews for central office staff.
   Supervised a team of curriculum specialists, curriculum writers, resources teachers,
    instructional specialist, Library Media coordinator , the Professional Development
    Academy, and the Department of Instructional Planning.


Director of Instructional Services (1994-95)
Responsibilities included the development of school support teams to serve as
instructional intervention assistants at targeted low-achieving schools.

Topeka Public Schools (TPS)                           -               Topeka, Kansas

General Director of Curriculum and Instruction (1990-94)
Major responsibilities included planning for and implementing the Quality Performance
Accreditation Process at the district and building level; the North Central Accreditation
Process; the district’s curriculum revision and instructional delivery processes;
supervision of eighteen instructional specialists and consulting teachers; prioritization of
seven million dollar budget; textbook adoption process; and
curriculum/instructional/assessment alignment process.


Director of Student Services (1988-90)
Major responsibilities included coordination of district prevention programs; District
Truancy Officer; District Appeal Hearing Officer; supervision of K-12 school counselors;
supervision of school nurses; Health Education curriculum; and At-Risk Grant Programs.


Director of Guidance (1986-88)
Major responsibilities included supervision of K-12 Guidance Program and
implementation of elementary guidance.


High School Counselor (1980-86)
Served as head counselor in 1500 student secondary school. Coordinated guidance
activities with instructional and administrative staffs.

Washburn University----Topeka, Kansas
Adjunct Professor (1990-1994)

Professional Experience (cont’d)

Master level classes – Curriculum Development, Instructional Practices and Authentic
Assessment – ED 567/569

Omaha Public Schools – Omaha, Nebraska
High School Senior English Teacher (1975-1976)

Council Bluffs School District -Council Bluffs, Iowa
Middle School Language Arts Teacher (1971-73)


   Columbia Northwest Rotary Club
   Northeast Missouri Superintendents AssociationAssociation of Supervision and
    Curriculum Development
   American Association of School Administrators
   City of Columbia Visioning Sponsors Committee
   Girl Scouts of America
   Missouri Council on Economic Education (MCEE)
   Missouri Center for Safe Schools
   MU Partnership for Educational Renewal (MPER)
   Quality of Life Committee – University of Missouri
   REDI – Regional and Economic Development Inc.-Columbia
   Show-Me Games Steering Committee
   United Way of Columbia
   Women’s Network


   Boy Scouts of American Executive Board
   Columbia Chamber of Commerce
   Committee for Educational Equality
   Community Resources Council – Past President
   Council of Children and Families
   Council of Churches
   Family Services and Guidance Center
   First National Bank Board of Directors
   Great Southern Bank Community Affairs
   Health Adventure Center
   Hook Center Advisory Board
   Junior Achievement
   Kansas Committee for the Humanities
   The Kansas State Board of Education Quality Performance Accreditation Advisory
   The Board of Directors of the Kansas Union Memorial Corporation
Board Membership ( cont’d)

   Mercantile Bank Board of Directors – First Female Board member
   Minority Student Achievement Governing Board (MSAN)
   Missouri State High School Association Board of Directors (MSHSAA)
   Mulvane Art Center
   National Policy Initiative on School Based Health Clinics
   New Century Fund Board
   Red Cross of the Ozarks
   Topeka Symphony
   Topeka Youth Project
   United Way of Columbia Board of Directors
   The University of Kansas Alumni Association
   Urban District Alliance
   US Bank Board of Directors
   VISTA Volunteers
   YouZeum Board of Directors
   YWCA Leadership


2008 King Dream Conference: King Woman of the Year
2007 Designee - Stephens College Series "Confessions of a High-Heeled Leader"
2006 UMC College of Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Second
     Year Award
2006 DeVerne Lee Calloway Award from the Missouri House of Representatives for
     community service and commitment to social justice.
2005 Salvation Army Holiday Fund Drive Chairperson
2002 20 Most Outstanding Business Leaders of Springfield
1993 Selected for Superintendent’s Academy
1989 YMCA Leadership Honoree
1988 Member of Leadership Topeka
1985 Topeka Jaycees Outstanding Young Woman of the Year Candidate


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