Paul Ziegler, the superintendent of the Northwest R-1 school district in Jefferson County, will become executive director of EducationPlus on July 1, 2017.
Ziegler will succeed Matt Goodman, who has been interim executive director of the area school collaborative. Don Senti stepped down as head of the agency in April following questions about finances.
“I look forward to serving as the organization’s leader as we work to enhance educational opportunities for students in the area and statewide,” Ziegler said in a statement released by the agency. “EducationPlus is a strong advocate for the needs of the children in our local school districts.”
Ziegler has more than 20 years of experience serving students in area public schools. He also has a law degree from Saint Louis University. He will be paid $190,000 a year in his job as executive director; when Senti left, his salary was $193,730.