• JC Schools Hires Director of Community Outreach and Student Assistance

    Chris Dawson


    “We are incredibly excited to welcome Chris back to Jefferson City and to the JC Schools leadership team. He
    is a seasoned leader who has all the skills required to communicate, manage and operate within our team,”
    said JC Schools Superintendent Bryan McGraw. “We are in an unprecedented time where mental health
    and other needs continue to change and grow rapidly. This position will be a bridge to help connect students
    and families with available resources within the district and the community. I have every confidence that Chris’
    ability to grow relationships with staff and families will lead to better district success.”

    “I look forward to giving back to the community I grew up in. As a community-focused leader, I believe strongly
    in creating and maintaining an inclusive culture where teacher and student growth is recognized and
    celebrated,” Chris Dawson said. “Leadership is about serving, listening, and helping others reach their very
    best, which I will do by being a coach, cheerleader, and confidante for our schools and community. I am so
    excited to join the JC Schools family.”

    Dawson’s experience in education includes serving as a high school math teacher, high school basketball,
    track and football coach, and collegiate basketball coach. In all positions, he has been responsible for
    developing relationships and good rapport for growth.

    Dawson graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1989 where he was an all-state athlete, an academic
    all-state athlete and a member of the 1988 state championship football team.

    He received his bachelor of science in engineering management from University of Missouri, Rolla in 1996.
    While at Rolla, Dawson was all conference basketball and football, a two time basketball team captain and a
    hall of fame football and basketball inductee in 2011.

    Chris can be reached at chris.dawson@jcschools.us or 573-691-6025.