Hazelwood Names Tobias Superintendent; Clark-Jackson as Associate Superintendent
The Hazelwood School District Board of Education has named Grayling Tobias as superintendent and Ingrid Clark-Jackson as associate superintendent, effective immediately. On Aug. 31, the school doard determined that new leadership was needed, naming Tobias as interim superintendent and Clark-Jackson as interim associate superintendent. Tobias replaced Steven Price as interim prior to Price starting the third year of his contract.
Cheryl Latham, president of the HSD Board of Education, said the board is confident that the best leadership is in place to help the District continue to move forward.
“Since we made a change in leadership on August 31, the district has accomplished a significant amount in a short period of time under the leadership of Dr. Tobias and Dr. Clark-Jackson,” Latham said. “We are confident that we have the appropriate leadership in place right now to improve academic achievement and support those who are closest to our students.”
Tobias has more than 25 years of experience in education and previously served as an assistant superintendent for learning for HSD. He has worked for HSD since 2002, previously serving as director of secondary education and assistant superintendent for accountability. Tobias also served as a middle school principal in the Riverview Gardens School District and middle school assistant principal, high school assistant principal and teacher in the Parkway School District.
He is a life-long resident of St. Louis who grew up in North County. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a Master of Arts degree in secondary school administration from Truman State University, and a doctorate in education leadership from Saint Louis University.
“It is an honor and privilege to serve our students and this community as superintendent,” Tobias said. “We want to let our Board of Education, community, and our staff to know that we are not going to let our students down. We want to reassure everyone we will continue to move forward. We have trust and confidence in the people who work closest to our students, and I know that our students will succeed at high levels.”
Clark-Jackson has nearly 32 years of educational experience, most recently serving as the assistant superintendent for human resources for HSD. She served as the principal of Hazelwood West High School for two years. She was an administrator in the Ritenour School District for 13 years and taught English Language Arts for 10 years.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Northeast Missouri State University. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from Maryville University and a specialist degree in education administration from Saint Louis University. She earned her doctorate in education administration from Maryville University.
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