Dr. David Cobb to Assume Role as New Assistant Superintendent of Supervision of Schools
Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain, in conjunction with the Board of Education, has announced a reorganization of his Cabinet leadership team, which includes Dr. David Cobb assuming the role of assistant superintendent of supervision of schools, effective July 1.
Dr. Cobb will replace Dr. Lisa Counts, who is retiring at the end of the school year. The reorganization will include hiring an executive director of secondary schools who will report to the assistant superintendent of supervision of schools, also beginning July 1.
“Dr. Cobb has demonstrated his ability to effectively work with school leaders for many years and has established strong relationships within our school communities,” said Dr. Cain. “Given the leadership changes in our district over the past few years, this was a unique opportunity to maintain some continuity for our staff and administrators with someone experienced and well-suited for this role.”
In addition to other duties and responsibilities, Dr. Cobb will continue to supervise early childhood and elementary schools in his new position.
Currently, Dr. Cobb serves as the executive director of elementary education, a position he has held since 2015. He started his teaching career at Pond Elementary, where he taught second, third and fourth grade for six years before taking a job as an assistant principal in the Parkway School District for four years. Dr. Cobb returned to Rockwood as principal at Bowles Elementary from 2007 to 2011 and served as the principal at Fairway Elementary from 2011 to 2015 before being named the executive director of elementary education.
Dr. Cobb earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, his master’s and specialist in education from Lindenwood University and his Doctorate in Education Administration degree from Missouri Baptist University. He lives with his wife, Kelly, in Ballwin, and they have two older sons.