Jason Curry, currently principal at Smith-Cotton Junior High, will be promoted to assistant superintendent for Sedalia School District 200 at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

The move was approved by the district’s Board of Education in the closed session of the Feb. 24 board meeting.

Curry, a 1995 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School, holds an associate’s degree from State Fair Community College (1997) and a bachelor’s degree in physical science from the University of Central Missouri (2001). He earned a master’s degree in administration in 2008 from William Woods University and his education specialist degree in administration in 2013, also from William Woods.

He joined the Sedalia 200 district as a health and physical education teacher at S-C High in January 2002. He became an assistant principal at Smith-Cotton Junior High in 2009 and was promoted to junior high principal in 2013. He also served as the Smith-Cotton boys soccer head coach from 2002-2009.

Superintendent Steve Triplett sees many benefits in Curry’s familiarity with the district, its families and staff members.

Jason Curry has been immersed in the climate and culture of our district for much of his life,” Triplett said. “He is a clear thinker and level-headed decision-maker. Mr. Curry has proven himself to be fully invested in the success of our students and I look forward to integrating him into our Central Office administrative team.”

Curry expressed his appreciation to the Board of Education and to Triplett for this career opportunity.

I first started in administration as an assistant principal for Mr. Triplett, and I look forward to working directly with him again in this new role,” Curry said. “It's rewarding to reach a professional goal that I have had for myself, but it's also bittersweet as I have cherished my time at Smith-Cotton Junior High School and enjoy the great people that I work with. We have a wonderful administrative team in our district, and I'm excited to continue working with them in this capacity.”

Curry and his wife, Jackie, a media specialist at Skyline Elementary, have three children. He will replace Assistant Superintendent Dr. Nancy Scott, who is retiring at the end of the current school year.

It will be hard to replace Dr. Scott as she has been a staple in the Central Office administrative team for many years,” Curry said. “I look forward to working closely with her during her remaining time, as well as building strong working relationships” with Assistant Superintendent Chris Pyle, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Todd Fraley, and the other Central Office staff.