Superintendent of Schools - East Prairie R-II

East Prairie R-II

The Missouri Association of Rural Education has been retained by the East Prairie R-II Board of Education to conduct a search for their next Superintendent of Schools.  East Prairie R-II School District is located in Mississippi County (East Prairie) in Southeast Missouri.

School District Information:

  • Elementary School (PK-04)
    • Certified Staff – 61
    • Student Enrollment – 606
  • Junior High School (05-08)
  • Certified Staff - 21
  • Student Enrollment - 180
  • High School (09-12)
  • Certified Staff - 33
  • Student Enrollment - 309
  • Annual Operating Budget – $14,835,687
  • Total Tax Levy - $3.6500 (DS - .9000)
  • Assessed Valuation - $71,382,691
  • Reserve Balances – 14.34%
  • Administrators – 9
  • Support Staff – 52
  • MSIP:  Fully Accredited
  • District Operated Transportation
  • District Contracted Food Service (Aramark)
  • Other Programs:
    • Parents as Teachers Program
    • Elementary Leader in Me School
    • A+ Program
    • Online Courses Offered
    • Dual Enrollment
    • Sikeston Career & Technical Center


Application Time Line:

  • Applications must be received by – November 2, 2020
  • Screening to begin – Ongoing during the application period
  • Interviews Tentative Date – November 11-12, 2020
  • Anticipated Hire Date – November 16, 2020
  • Contract Begins – July 1, 2021

Salary/Benefits Information:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Range -  $110,000-$130,000.
  • Central Office administrative experience preferred.
  • Missouri Superintendent’s Certificate or eligibility thereof required.
  • Board paid insurance benefits including health and life. 
  • Multi-year contract may be offered
  • Living in the district is preferred


Application Guidelines:

  • Submit a completed application form and current resume with three letters of reference.
  • Include a cover letter directed to the East Prairie R-II Board of Education – Describe reasons for interest in the position and provide a record of significant accomplishments over the past five years.
  • Provide evidence of Missouri Superintendent Certificate (copy of certificate).
  • Provide transcripts and current placement papers or credentials.
  • Include any other supporting documents that would enhance the application file.
  • Please note that the Selected finalist will provide a copy of his/her most recent background check prior to official employment.

Application Procedure:

  • Download application for East Prairie R-II on MARE website (
  • Forward application (Please do not email materials!) and support materials to:
    • East Prairie R-II Superintendent Search
    • Attn:  Mr. Darryl Pannier, Search Consultant
    • 2249 Kent Drive
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri  63701
  • Other Contact Information:

East Prairie R-II School District is an equal opportunity employer.  Refer to announcement for contact information.  Applicants are asked to NOT make direct contact with the board of education members. Initial applications will be kept confidential, however, all applications, letters of reference, resumes, transcripts, credentials, etc. for the purpose of this application process will, upon receipt, become the sole property of the East Prairie R-II Board of Education, and shall remain their property indefinitely.

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