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Sharon Sanders

Listing Cape's school superintendents

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 12:00 AM


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  • Do you still have the CDV photo I sent you that was identified as a Cape Girardeau superintendent? I still have not been able to identify the individual. CDV's were popular in the 1860's into the early 1870's, so it would have to be one of the earlier superintendents on your list. You may post that photo if you still have it. Maybe it will generate some new information.

    -- Posted by Tony_Smee on Thu, Jul 26, 2012, at 10:21 AM
  • 1935-1962 serving as a superintendent - WOW! That's a long tenure. Perhaps getting someone to stay for a longer period of time would be the answer to many school's problems these days.

    Also, I wonder what the average salary was back then for an administrator compared to other professions.

    -- Posted by wuzthinking on Thu, Jul 26, 2012, at 7:37 PM
  • I don't know about administrators, but I ran across this statistic from 1968 while researching a story.


    "Voters were going to be asked to approve a 35-cent tax levy in the April elections. Supt. Charles E. House said that Missouri teacher salaries were below the national average, and that Cape salaries were below the state average. A graduate of State College with a degree in education and no experience could expect a salary of $5,100 in Cape. The median outside the area would be $5,467; the average would be even higher."

    -- Posted by Ken1 on Fri, Jul 27, 2012, at 10:39 AM