Partners in Education

Mission Statement:

Partners in Education promotes the collaboration of the Jefferson City area business and education communities, provides programs that enable students to achieve academic excellence and enhances economic growth with quality schools. 


  • Encourage collaboration among schools, businesses, students, parents and community leaders.
    Promote and reward academic excellence.
  • Provide career education opportunities in all grades, including emphasis on workplace readiness skills.
  • Communicate to the public the accomplishments of the partnerships.

Business/Education Partnerships -

"At Jefferson City Public Schools we believe that we are 'Stronger Together' through collective action, and that Partnerships are a key component to the success of our schools, our teachers and our students. The businesses, organizations and churches that serve as partners to our schools - and the schools across Jefferson City - are making a commitment to our community's future and the people that will contribute to Jefferson City's growth and improvement. We often say that education is the backbone of every great community. We're thrilled that so many businesses and organizations in Jefferson City understand that and support the work of our schools."

-Dr. Larry Linthacum, Superintendent, Jefferson City Public Schools


Become a Partner in Education

Students from about 40 area schools benefit from the increased motivation and self-esteem, adult role models, career exploration opportunities and curriculum enrichment.

Businesses benefit from an enhanced image, increased community awareness of business goals and issues, and the intrinsic rewards derived from sharing time and talent.  The program currently has over 40 actively participating businesses.

The entire community benefits by an improved and healthier school system and the realization that quality education is the responsibility of both business and education communities.

Join over 40 other businesses partnered with local public and parochial schools.  For information on joining the programs, please contact Dana Struemph at the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, (573) 638-3589 or   

Directory of PIE Business Partners 

Directory of PIE School Partners

Creating a brighter future together 

The Partners in Education program (PIE), promotes the collaboration of area businesses and schools. The PIE Program links businesses with schools in relationships that enhance student achievement and promote workforce development.

Dr. Larry Linthacum, Superintendent of the Jefferson City Public School District, spoke with the business partners at the Partners in Education Kick-off Luncheon.  He thanked them current partners for their involvement and noted the variety of ways the partnerships enhance the school experience.  "It is important to remember that our success in education results in better lives for our students and a better workforce for our community".

Please consider becoming a Partners in Education; contact Dana Struemph at 573-638-6589 or by email,

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