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Dr. Chad Lent announced as Executive Director of Partner Districts

June 26, 2024 - The SSD Board of Education has approved Dr. Chad Lent as a new executive director of partner districts. This new position will collaborate with Dr. Tami Yates, existing executive director of partner districts, and Chaketa Moore, chief partner districts officer, to provide additional support to the staff and students within our partner districts. The addition of the second executive director position was approved by the Board earlier this spring as part of the executive leadership team restructure.

“I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to support and serve the district and its partners in this new role,” said Lent.

Lent began his career at Special School District in 2002 as a school psychologist. He served as an effective practice specialist in diagnostics, then as an area coordinator, and has been a partner district director since 2014 in Jennings and Riverview Gardens school districts. Before joining SSD, he served as a school psychologist in Springfield, KY.

Lent’s extensive administrative experience stems from multiple supervisory positions during his career. As a partner district director, he supervised all special education programming, services, and personnel in the districts he served.

Lent holds a doctorate and master’s in educational administration from the University of Missouri and a specialist and master’s degree in school psychology from Minnesota State University. He is also certified in special education administration and school psychology.