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Jefferson City’s Superintendent-designee focusing on recruitment and retention

Brian McGraw is currently the Jefferson City School District’s deputy superintendent (March 2022 photo courtesy of school district spokeswoman Ryan Burns)

The next Jefferson City School District superintendent is pledging to work diligently as superintendent to grow a district of champions.

Bryan McGraw currently serves as the district’s deputy superintendent. He tells 939 the Eagle that he’ll focus on recruitment and retention of teachers and staff.

“So we want to create that positive culture in the district, make them want to work here. Want their kids to go to school here,” McGraw says.

He’ll also focus on student academic, social and extra-curricular success. He’ll succeed Dr. Larry Linthacum, who will retire in June at the end of the school year.

Mr. McGraw describes the district’s teachers as JCPS’ lifeline to success.

“Without our teachers getting it done each and every day, we would be lost,” says McGraw.

He’s served in a variety of roles in education, including a classroom teacher, a principal, and secondary education director. He also served as superintendent of the North Pocono school district in Pennsylvania for 11 years.

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