Steve Fleming is the new Executive Director of Gordon Parks Elementary School, and the mission to guide at-risk students toward the realization of their full potential drew him to GPES. Dr. Fleming’s accomplished career includes 25 years as Assistant Superintendent for the Liberty School District, from which he retired in 2009. His high profile in education includes working from 2011-2012 as Charter School Human Resources Consultant with the University of Missouri-Kansas City; previously, Dr. Fleming taught undergraduate and graduate classes as an adjunct professor for regional colleges and universities from 1997 through 2012.
Dr. Fleming received his Ed.D from the University of Missouri-Columbia in educational administration; Specialist certification and Master of Science degree in educational administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha; and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in Health and Physical Education. Improving test scores, student attendance, and maintaining and raising facility safety and technology standards are all high on his priority list at GPES.
Speaking about his new role with GPES, Dr. Fleming said, “I’ve been blessed to be part of some excellent schools, and I came on board to help Gordon Parks reach the dreams and goals of everyone involved.” He shares his passion for education with his wife, Jennifer, who is executive director of Pathways Academy in Kansas City.