CPS names new assistant superintendent for secondary education

The Columbia Public Schools district has chosen Jennifer Rukstad to be the new assistant superintendent for secondary education.

Rukstad has been the principal at Rock Bridge High School since 2013.

“We are pleased and excited to have Dr. Rukstad join our district leadership team,” said superintendent Peter Stiepleman. “Not only is she a product of Columbia Public Schools but she has also spent more than 2 decades working in our school district. This combination of experience is an asset to district leadership and our community.”

She holds a doctoral degree in education leadership from the University of Missouri, as well as a master’s in educational administration and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education.

Dr. Rukstad will begin her new role on July 1.

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