Assistant superintendent of teaching and learning announces retirement

After more than 30 years in education, Dr. Tina Plummer, Pattonville’s assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, will retire at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Plummer joined Pattonville in 2018 and has been instrumental in expanding personalized learning and implementing learner profiles to ensure students are learning at their pace. She has created unique opportunities for students through programs like Pirate Academy. Currently, Plummer is leading the district’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) to create a strategic plan for the next five years.


"It has been an honor and privilege to be part of the Pattonville community for the last five years. The students, staff and community here will always hold a special place in my heart," Plummer said. "All staff in Pattonville truly believe in Pattonville's mission 'that ALL will learn.' I see that every day in their work supporting students and their development academically, socially and emotionally. It has been wonderful working with such caring and dedicated staff and terrific students."

Prior to her time in Pattonville, Plummer served as the assistant superintendent of curriculum, assessment and professional development and a principal in the Mehlville School District. Previously, Plummer was a principal in the Belton School District, an assistant principal at Academy School District and in Belton and a classroom teacher. Plummer earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Missouri State University and master’s degree and her doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Missouri State and the University of Kansas, respectively.

“While we are sad to see Dr. Plummer retire, we are excited for what the future holds for her and wish her well and wonderful journeys ahead,” said Dr. Barry Nelson, superintendent.