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New Superintendent of Schools Job Search

Posted Date: 09/29/2022

New Superintendent of Schools Job Search

Dr. Chris Ford, Superintendent of Schools for the last 9 years, will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2022/23 School Year.  The district will be working to hire a new superintendent by December 16, 2022.  We would like to thank Dr. Ford for his service to the District and for making Fordland Schools a safe harbor for education and a Great place to be! 

The Fordland R-3 School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the 2023-24 school year. The Fordland School District has 640 PK-12 students and is located 15 minutes east of Springfield, Missouri.  The ideal candidate should be capable of being a team member willing to work hard to help increase academic achievement, be energetic, and continue the vision of the Fordland R-3 School District. 


Applications must be received by: November 14

Screening of Applications: October 3 –November 18

Applicant Interviews: November 21-December 15

Hiring and announcement of new superintendent: December 16

Contract Begins: July 1, 2023

Application Website:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Central Office at (417)767-2298 option 7.  As always, “It’s a great day to be an EAGLE”!!