Superintendent of Schools Palmyra R-I School District

Palmyra R-1

Due to the retirement of the current Superintendent, the Palmyra R-1 School District is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Palmyra serves 1,174 students with 101 teachers, 8 administrators, and 51 support staff. Three school buildings make up the educational facilities with the Elementary School (PreK-4), Middle School (5-8), and High School (9-12) all housed on separate campuses. Palmyra R-1 is a member of the Clarence Cannon Conference.

Assessed valuation is $150,794,249 with a tax levy of $4.0280 which includes a $0.7986 debt service levy. The annual operating budget is $11,171,632 and reserve fund balances are 31.92%. The district recently completed facility upgrades that include a newly renovated middle school kitchen and addition, renovated Vo-Ag building, new wrestling room, and a new track and football field complex on the high school campus. Transportation is district owned and operated. Buses are housed in a modern facility on the high school campus.

Salary range is $110,000-$135,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Missouri Superintendent’s certificate or eligibility thereof required. Prior administrative experience required. Board paid benefits include health, vision, and life insurance.

Those interested in applying should visit the district website: and follow the links under employment to complete an application. Applicants will be considered once the following is received:

    -completed application

    -letter of interest to the Palmyra R-1 Board of Education

    -current resume

    -college transcripts

    -Missouri Superintendent Certification evidence, or eligibility thereof

    -any other supporting documentation the applicant deems beneficial

Palmyra (pop. 3,600) is the county seat of Marion County, located in Northeast Missouri approximately ten miles northwest of Hannibal, MO (pop. 17, 320) and 17 miles southwest of Quincy, IL (pop. 40, 320). Palmyra offers a great quality of life that includes a 300 acre park with baseball/softball fields, walking trails, fishing lake, volleyball and basketball courts, disc golf course, swimming pool, and many shelters and playgrounds; a city golf course; 12 churches; a vibrant business and industrial base; two health clinics and access to two excellent regional hospitals; a senior nutrition center; and a public library.

Nearby Hannibal, Canton, Moberly and Quincy are home to Hannibal-LaGrange University, Culver-Stockton College, Moberly Area Community College, Quincy University, and John Wood Community College.

Contact Kirt Malone, Superintendent, at 573-769-2066 with questions.

Palmyra R-1 is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for admission and employment, students and employees of the Palmyra R-1 School District are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap in admission of access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person implementing Title IX of Section 504 is deirected to contact Mr. Kirt Malone, Superintendent fo Schools.

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