Dr. Matt PearceSuperintendent
Dr. Matt Pearce is serving in his second year as Superintendent of the Republic School District after serving as Assistant Superintendent for the previous seven years. The 2021-2022 school year will be Dr. Pearce’s 26th working in public schools. Prior to joining the Republic team Dr. Pearce served as the Principal of Glendale High School and Cherokee Middle School within the Springfield Public Schools district. Additionally, Dr. Pearce served as an assistant principal at Carver Middle School and Hillcrest High School within SPS. His career began as a social studies teacher and coach at Kickapoo High School teaching economics and government, also within the SPS system.
Dr. Pearce and his wife Yvette have been married for 27 years and live in the Republic community. They have three children. Logan (2016) and Emma (2020) are Republic High School graduates, while Audrey will be in the sixth grade this year. He and his family love working, learning, growing, and serving in the Republic community. Serving the students, staff, and community of Republic is both an honor and a privilege. In addition to serving as Superintendent, Dr. Pearce serves as the Chair elect of the Midwest Affiliate Board of the American Heart Association which encompasses thirteen states throughout the midwest, and as the Chair of the national superintendent executive council for the AHA. Closer to home Dr. Pearce serves on the local Care to Learn board, on the Missouri State University EdD task force, and is on the executive board of the Missouri Educators Trust which oversees health insurance for more than 85 school districts across the state. Finally, Dr. Pearce serves on multiple committees helping the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) with educational priorities across the state of Missouri. Dr. Pearce earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri (2007), a Masters in Educational Administration from Missouri State University (2001), and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri (1993)
The Republic School District will continue to focus on further development of partnerships with the City of Republic and local organizations which maximize resources to better serve the youth and the community. Additionally, the District will continue to focus on achieving our mission of “Preparing Each Student for a Successful Future” so that Republic children of today can prepare and succeed in jobs that may not even exist at this time.
Dr. Pearce believes in open lines of communication between all interested stakeholders. Open lines of communication are critical to ensure our District fulfills its mission and vision and becomes a world class organization.
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