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Anderson, Tiffany

Tiffany Anderson Superintendent, Topeka Public Schools

After serving as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent, in 2016 Tiffany Anderson EdD, became the first African American female superintendent for Topeka Public Schools in Topeka, Kansas. home of Brown v. Board, the Supreme Court case that ended legal segregation. Dr. Anderson is the longest serving superintendent in Topeka Public Schools, and during her tenure, they gained 3 national Magna Awards from the National School Board Association under her leadership for their innovative approaches impacting families and the community.  Over the decades of serving as a superintendent, Dr. Anderson's transformational leadership approach in addressing the needs of families has been captured in publications that include articles, speaking engagements, a docuseries, and  in 2016, she was selected by EDWeek as one of the nation's 16 Leaders to Learn From.  In 2023, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) recognized Dr. Anderson with the national 2023 Women in School Leadership Award. Dr. Anderson attended Saint Louis University for her Bachelors, University of Missouri St. Louis for her Masters and Saint Louis University for her Doctorate. In 2022 Dr. Anderson received her Master’s in Divinity. She has served as adjunct faculty for multiple universities and for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, she is a Professor of Practice for Kansas State University, and she is a board member on the Kansas Board of Regents for the Technical Education Authority overseeing all two year colleges and technical schools. Dr. Anderson was the Co-Chair for the Commission for Racial Equity and Justice in Kansas and she is a leader in implementing strategies that build parent capacity in public health.