Thursday, December 13, 2012
The School District of University City superintendent joins 13 other notable women on the cover of the publication.
Joylynn Pruitt, the superintendent of schools for the School District of University City, is one 14 phenomenal women who appear on the cover of the Special Salute to Phenomenal Women, ninth edition of Who’s Who in Black St. Louis, Celebrating African-American Achievement publication. Pruitt’s picture and article about her passion for education titled “Driven by Education” appear in the glossy, coffee-table book. Please see the attached book cover and article for details.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The School District of University City is holding several engagement opportunities this month.
The School District of University City is launching a series of community engagement opportunities, so current and prospective families, community members and staff can learn more about the great things happening in its schools. The community is invited to attend one of the “Conversations with the Superintendent” addresses scheduled for 7:30 a.m., 4 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the boardroom of the Ronald E. McNair Administration Building, located at 8136 Groby Road. Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt will share the status of Prop U. construction projects, academic reform efforts, the District's full accreditation, as well as open up the lines of communication for an informal question-and-answer session. Later in the month, the …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The district made some gains and picked up two points in the state's annual performance report.
School District of University City Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt told the district's school board Thursday she was thrilled to announce that following the release of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE) annual performance report, University City was a fully accredited district. "We have met 10 of 14 standards," she said. "We are fully accredited outright with no special provisions or considerations. This is huge." DESE requires districts to meet 9 of the 14 standards for accreditation. Board member Rick Salamon pointed out the district was close to meeting the standard in a couple of other categories. Pruitt went over the data with the board, noting that the district made its gains in progress points, …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Award comes from the St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals.
Jamie Jordan has been named 2012 Middle School Principal of the Year by the St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals (SASSP). Dr. Jordan has been principal of Brittany Woods Middle School in University City since 2009. “I’m honored by this award, but it wouldn’t be possible without the great team of assistant principals, teachers, support staff and volunteers who work together to make Brittany Woods Middle School a great place for students each and every day,” said Jordan. Prior to coming to University City, Dr. Jordan served as an assistant principal in the Rockwood School District. She began her career teaching social studies at Lindbergh High School and later advanced to serve as the school’s Social Science Department …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
U City Superintedent Joylynn Pruitt will speak to parents and citizens.
The School District of University City will host the semi-annual Conversations with the Superintendent at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School. Parents, staff and community members are invited to hear Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt's update on the state of the district and the great things happening in our schools. What questions do you have about the School District of University City? Tell us below in the comments.
Friday, August 19, 2011
In the first of a two-part series, Joylynn Pruitt addresses issues ranging from class size to the district's accreditation.
University City Patch Editor Myra Lopez submitted questions via email to University City School District Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt. The following are her responses. Patch: August marks a new cycle of education - a new school year with a lot of new students coming on board - and the new district plan going into action. How optimistic are you about the new school year? Joylynn Pruitt: I’m really looking forward to this year, because I know it’s going to be a great year. We have lots of exciting changes to the physical structures in the District, and that sort of change creates a new atmosphere for students and staff. We’re entering our third year of the Instructional Core model for academic reform, and that continues to make a positive …