Jungmann's new assignment is part of an ongoing leadership realignment within the Liberty District. The current superintendent, Mike Brewer, will transition to the new job of executive director of elementary education, overseeing the 10 elementary schools in the district.
"Mike is a former elementary principal," Jungmann told The Times. "He's passionate about that and is looking forward to getting back to that. The role aligns with his strengths and passion.
"My job as deputy superintendent has been a blast," Jungmann continued. "It aligned with my strengths. I've been doing a lot of what I'd done as superintendent in Monett, but in a bigger district, it takes more hands."
The Liberty District has slightly more than 11,000 students. In addition to the elementary schools, the district has two middle schools, two junior high schools, two high schools, one alternative school and one early childhood center, for a total of 18 attendance centers spread around the city. Jungmann has been based at the central office administration center and will stay there in his new job, starting July 1, 2013.
As superintendent, Jungmann will continue focusing on strategic planning, organizational alignment and developing professional leadership, which he does now. As superintendent, he will add community and school board relations plus policy oversight. He expected the deputy superintendent position would not be filled as the district's leadership realignment continues.
"As you can expect, I enjoy the opportunity to work in a new role," Jungmann said. "I'm excited and very humbled that the Board of Education would give me the chance to serve as superintendent. I loved what I did in Monett and I look forward to doing it again in Liberty."
Jungmann started working in the Monett R-1 District as assistant principal at Monett High School and went on to serve as middle school principal for four years before being named superintendent for the 2008-09 school year. He was named the 2009-10 New Superintendent of the Year in Missouri.