Columbia Public Schools


Dr. Chris Belcher


 Mailing address:
 1818 West Worley Street
 Columbia, MO 65203

 Contact information:
Phone: (573) 214-3410
 Fax: (573) 214-3401

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 Dr. Belcher's bio

B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., University of Central Missouri
Ed.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Staff of the Superintendent
Dr. Nick D. Boren
Deputy Superintendent
Phone: (573) 214-3416
Dr. Jolene Yoakum
Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education
Phone: (573) 214-3411
Dr. Sally Beth Lyon
Chief Academic Officer
Phone: (573) 214-3413
Dr. Peter Stiepleman
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education
Phone: (573) 214-3412
Linda Quinley
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (573) 214-3702
Dr. Dana Clippard
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Phone: (573) 214-3423


Dr. Chris Belcher has 32 years of experience working in education. He has served as a biology/chemistry teacher, secondary assistant principal, central office administrator, college professor, and superintendent. Dr. Belcher has also served as an educational consultant to many public schools and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Awards and Recognitions
Dr. Belcher has received a number of awards and recognitions, including Missouri State Teachers Association Administrator of the Year, Blue Springs Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator Award, Peters Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship Award, Missouri Association of Education Office Professionals Superintendent of the Year in 2011, and Missouri School Public Relations Association Superintendent of the Year in 2011

Community and Professional Involvement
Dr. Belcher is active in the Northwest Rotary Club and on the board of the Boy Scouts of America, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and United Way; is active on professional boards that serve Missouri schools, and belongs to many educational organizations.

Family and Personal Interests
Dr. Belcher has been married to Jackie for 32 years and has a 24-year-old daughter, Alex, who attends MU. He and his wife enjoy travel, exercise, reading, and music (Dr. Belcher is a known rabid blues fan!).


  Columbia Public Schools | 1818 W. Worley Street | Columbia, MO 65203
  Phone (573) 214-3400 | Fax (573) 214-3401 |

The Columbia Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or use of leave protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act, in its programs, activities, or with regard to employment. The Columbia Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer. Inquiries regarding Columbia Public Schools' compliance with IDEA and Section 504 regulations should contact the offices or individuals below: Special Services (IDEA) Dr. Lou Ann Tanner-Jones (Section 504 Coordinator) at 1818 West Worley, Columbia MO, 65203, (573) 214-3400.  Notice of nondiscrimination