Dr. Amy Zielinski Named New Superintendent of Schools

The Brentwood School District Board of Education voted on Jan. 30 to hire Dr. Amy Zielinski as the district’s next superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2024. Dr. Zielinski brings 22 years of educational experience to her new role at Brentwood, including 12 years in school administration. She currently serves as the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in the Ladue School District.

"Dr. Zielinski was a clear frontrunner in an excellent pool of applicants, with a proven track record as the instructional leader of a well-respected school district,” said Lindsay Spencer, Brentwood Board of Education president. “Dr. Zielinski’s enthusiasm and commitment to excellence is evident, and we are confident in her strong leadership abilities that will continue to place Brentwood as one of the top performing school districts in Missouri.”

As assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in Ladue, Dr. Zielinski oversees the district’s teaching and learning efforts, including curriculum development, instructional design and coaching, data analysis, assessment and professional learning. She led the creation of the district’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and worked closely with school and district administrators to develop an instructional framework that provides meaningful feedback to teachers on classroom best practices.

Dr. Zielinski also facilitated districtwide diversity, equity and inclusion work and led the creation of the Catalyst program, a collaborative effort between the Brentwood, Clayton, Ladue and University City school districts that offers innovative programming to help high school students find their passions, develop their skills and explore postsecondary pathways.

“I am extremely passionate about education and helping all students succeed academically, socially and emotionally,” said Dr. Zielinski. “I love meeting new people, building relationships and developing community partnerships that enhance the academic and extracurricular opportunities available for our students. Together, we can celebrate our achievements and take pride in the positive impact we are creating in the Brentwood community and beyond.”

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