Dr. Jim Simpson, (retired) Superintendent, Lindbergh Schools

Dr. Simpson retired at the end of the 2018 school year, ending a successful career of more than 30 years in Missouri public education. During his time at Lindbergh, Dr. Simpson’s focus on 21st century learning has helped Lindbergh become a statewide leader in the effective use of classroom technology, preparing students to be successful in a global society.


Lindbergh Schools ranked No. 1 in Missouri for five years for academic achievement, with six schools having earned National Blue Ribbon awards in the past seven years. As leader of Lindbergh Schools, Dr. Simpson has steered successful progress to address enrollment growth districtwide. Prop L in 2010 protected class sizes and prevented additional loss of staff following $7 million in district budget reductions. Prop G, passed in 2014, funded the new Dressel Elementary School, which opened in Fall 2017, providing essential relief to elementary overcrowding.

Dr. Simpson holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia; Specialist in Education, Master of Arts in secondary administration, teaching certificates in mathematics and science, from Southeast Missouri State University. Since 1989, he has been a champion of students from teacher to administrator. 


Dr. Simpson takes a proactive approach to safety and security in his district, and participated in the ‘School Safety & Security Symposium:  When will you be tested?’  Dr. Simpson has also participated in Issues in Education with variety of educational topics, please click the videos to hear what he had to say.


Contact Information:

Email: jsimpson@lindberghschools.ws

Lindbergh Schools

11555 Gravois Rd.

St. Louis, Missouri 63126

Phone:  314.729.2400


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