Posted Date: 04/23/2019
Credit: Standard Democrat
The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education announced today the district has hired a new superintendent.
Dr. Anthony Robinson will begin his duties as superintendent July 1, following the retirement of current superintendent, Tom Williams, who has served the Sikeston district for the past 29 years, seven of those as superintendent.
“All of the candidates were more than qualified to lead the Sikeston R-6 School District,” said R-6 Board President Matt Tanner. “However, the board felt Dr. Robinson encompassed all of the things the board, staff and residents of Sikeston were looking for in the next superintendent.”
Robinson is no stranger to Southeast Missouri.
For the past few years, Robinson has served as the deputy superintendent for Cape Girardeau schools. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history with an emphasis in social studies; a master’s degree in secondary education administration; and a doctoral degree in education administration.
Tanner said the school board began the task of searching for a new superintendent after Williams’ retirement announcement. The board employed the services of the Missouri School Board Association, or MSBA, to assist in the search.
Tanner said MSBA immediately held meetings with the board, staff, teachers and public to gain insight into what the board should be looking for in a new superintendent. MSBA solicited for resumes over a three week period, the Sikeston Board received 18 resumes and chose four candidates to interview.
“Dr. Robinson’s experience, knowledge and proven track record of results convinced the board he was the right choice for the district,” Tanner said.