School District Introduces New Superintendent

Posted 2 years ago

By Micheal Clements

Dr Fred Czerwonka with School Board chair Dr. Dan L. Colgan.

Dr Fred Czerwonka with School Board chair Dr. Dan L. Colgan.

St Joseph School districts officials confirm today they have hired the superintendent from West Plains to take over in St Joseph.

Dr Fred Czerwonka will succeed Melody Smith as superintendent in St Joseph starting July first.

Czerwonka will make $190,000 a year, including a $500 a month car allowance, benefits package and a “normal staff benefit package.”

His current school district, in southwest Missouri, announced to local media there last night Czerwonka will leave for St Joseph.

The St Joseph School District made the official announcement this morning.


  • Brenda Ledgerwood

    As a retired school teacher and guidance counselor, I have worked with many school administrators. I consider myself fortunate to have served as school counselor under Dr. Czerwonka during his first principalship at Alton High School.
    He and his wife Wendy were energetic breaths of fresh air in our community. Congratulations to St. Joseph School District on the fine addition to your administration and your community.

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    • Average Joe

      And as a retired school teacher and guidance counselor did your salary even come close to $190,000 a year, because for that price he better be a giant breath of fresh air

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  • Sweet Daddy

    But how will Mr. Czerwonka feel about being second in command to Mr. Colgan

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