Mexico school board removes interim tag from Chastain's title

Posted 10/26/21

During the executive session of the Oct. 19 board meeting, the Mexico Board of Education voted to make Melissa Chastain the superintendent of Mexico Public Schools.  

Chastain has been …

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Mexico school board removes interim tag from Chastain's title

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During the executive session of the Oct. 19 board meeting, the Mexico Board of Education voted to make Melissa Chastain the superintendent of Mexico Public Schools.  

Chastain has been serving as interim-superintendent since May 19 and has been with Mexico Public schools for 17 years, serving as a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. She has completed her doctoral classwork through William Woods University (WWU) and is currently working on her dissertation. 

The announcement was made to the staff by board president Todd Yager. 

"During this transition time, Mrs. Chastain has been a steady force moving the district forward,” Yager said. “It was a unanimous decision to make Mrs. Chastain the superintendent because she is a strong leader and is respected by everyone."

Chastain holds an educational specialist degree in administration from WWU, a master’s in special education from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, and a bachelor of science in marketing from Missouri State University.

"I consider it a blessing and honor to be appointed as the superintendent of Mexico Public Schools,” Chastain said. “Having been a part of the Bulldog family for so many years, I am excited to continue to work with students, staff, families, and the community.  I remain committed to making Mexico Public Schools the best place to be for all students and staff.  I thank the board of education for their confidence in me and I look forward to serving the school district and the community."   

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