Art McCoy, Ph.D.

Dr. McCoy is a 2017 America Graduate Champion of Children, 2019 National WE Day Educator, noted trailblazer, and school superintendent who has served over 1 million children across America. 

 At age 19, he began his career as a math teacher in the Rockwood School District after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science, reportedly as the youngest certified teacher in Missouri.  After obtaining a Master’s Degree, he was appointed Vice-Principal in the City of St. Charles School District at 22.  In 2002, after receiving a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, he became Pattonville’s K-12 Gifted Director. In December 2010, Dr. McCoy became the youngest and first African-American Superintendent/CEO of Ferguson-Florissant School District at age 33 and a leader for Harvard’s Pathways to Prosperity.  He was Superintendent-in-Residence at the MIND Research Institute and Base 11 in Irvine, California from 2014 to 2016.  In March 2016, he became superintendent in Jennings School District.  Under his leadership, the 2017 and 2018 graduating Jennings class achieved 100% graduation, career, and college placement among the seniors enrolled as featured on Fox 2 and CNN. 

 Dr. Art McCoy is a chief warrior in the war against ignorance.