Dr. Kyle Gibbs has been hired by the Bourbon School Board as the new superintendent of the Crawford County R-I School District. He will assume duties as superintendent of schools beginning July 1, 2019, following the retirement of Patricia Thompson, which was announced late last year.
Dr. Gibbs will be transitioning to the superintendent’s job after serving as an elementary school principal for the past six years. He is completing his fourth year as principal of Stowell Elementary School in Hannibal, and prior to that, Gibbs served as principal of Iron County C-4 in Viburnum for two years and as assistant principal for two years in the Gasconade County R-II School District. Before moving into administrative roles, he taught for 12 years at a variety of grade levels – primarily third grade, fifth grade, and middle school math and science classes.
Dr. Gibbs grew up in South Central Missouri, on a farm in Crawford County. He graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education in 1999. In 2005, he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Gibbs completed his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership in June of 2018.
He and his wife Amy, along with their four children, will be relocating to the Bourbon area. Their children range in ages from 8 to 17.
Dr. Gibbs loves the outdoors, home improvement, and landscaping projects. He is an avid runner and has completed numerous marathons and ultramarathons across the country.
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