School Improvement

The Office of School Improvement is located at 1415 N. 26th St., St. Joseph, MO 64506. Contact us by phone at 816-671-4005. This office supervises the following areas: Assessment, Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, ACT, Continuous Improvement, District Accreditation, Gifted Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluations, and Research Requests.

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Dr. Kendra Lau

Dr. Kendra Lau
Director of School Improvement
[email protected]

Dr. Lau received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned her M.S. in Science Education from Northwest Missouri State University and her B.S. in Chemistry from Missouri Western State University.

Dr. Lau's prior leadership experience includes appointments as the Director of Assessment and the Gifted Education Program Director for the St. Joseph School District. Prior to that, she taught advanced placement, dual credit, and honors chemistry in the district.

Dr. Lau was awarded the Dissertation of the Year Award (2015) by the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Across the state, she serves as a Missouri Quality Examiner through the Excellence in Missouri Foundation.

Melody Boring
Assessment Specialist
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