St. Joe Native Appointed as Technology Director

SJSD Appoints St. Joseph Native as Technology Director
Posted on 05/26/2021
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The St. Joseph Board of Education approved the appointment of Jacob “Jake” Kelly as Director of Technology and Data Management at its meeting on May 24, 2021. 

Kelly is no stranger to St. Joseph or the SJSD. He grew up in St. Joseph, graduated from Benton High School and attended Missouri Western State University where he earned his BA in English-Technical Communications and an MBA in Enterprise Resource Planning. Kelly was a Science teacher at Benton High School for two years. 

Kelly has most recently served as the Director of Programming and Software Support at Missouri Western State University. He has been employed by MWSU for 11 years and during that time has worked as an Instructional Design, Web & Applications Programming Manager and an Instructional Designer. 

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve the students and staff of the St. Joseph School District,” said Jake Kelly. “I look forward to capitalizing on opportunities to create efficiencies in the workplace and driving engagement in the classroom through the integration of technology.”

Kelly will replace Dr. Susan Anderson who is retiring in June. Kelly will begin his new duties 
July 1, 2021.

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