Superintendent Welcome

Parents, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community of Chaffee R-2 School District,

Welcome to a new and exciting school year! The Chaffee R-2 School District has a long tradition of excellence, and our Elementary and Jr/Sr High Schools are a reflection of our community. High academic achievement for our students is a priority for our administration, faculty, and staff. We take great pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment, while at the same time offering a wide array of exciting and challenging academic programs as well as fine arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities. Our entire staff is committed to establishing a school environment that allows our students to flourish and to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

I am pleased to announce that on August 23, 2021, the Chaffee R-2 School District will open with 100 percent, in-person learning. There will be no restrictions related to COVID-19, and we encourage our Chaffee Families to visit our Safe Return to School Plan on the school’s website as it has been revised since last school year. Additionally, the CDC and DESE have revised their guidance for public education and information regarding COVID -19 and updates can be found on the CDC ( and DESE ( websites. District leaders will continue to seek guidance from the federal, state and local agencies but will continue to make decisions that specifically relate to our district.

Thank you to all who are a part of making Chaffee such a great school and a great community for our children!


Brad Blackman
Superintendent of Schools
Chaffee R-2 School District
Home of the Chaffee Red Devils!
517 West Yoakum
Chaffee, MO 63740
Phone: (573) 887-3532
Email: [email protected]

Chaffee R-2 School District Mission Statement
We serve the community by creating an educational environment of accountability and high expectations conducive to the production of life-long learners.

Brad Blackman

Mr. Brad Blackman
Chaffee School District Superintendent

Mr. Brad Blackman grew up in Jackson, Missouri. He is married to Amy Blackman, and they have one daughter, Brielle, and two sons, Blake and Brady.

Prior to coming to Chaffee High School, Mr. Blackman was the assistant principal at Sikeston High School for 5 years. Before becoming an administrator, Mr. Blackman taught science, physical education, health, ISS, and coached football, track, and wrestling. Mr. Blackman has been an educator for the past 28 years and was the Chaffee Junior/Senior High School Principal for 10 years. This is his fourth year as Superintendent of Chaffee R-II School District.

He received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and has a Specialist's Degree in Educational Administration from William Woods University.

Mr. Blackman wants each student to have a positive educational experience while at Chaffee Junior/Senior High School. He encourages parents and community members to be active participants in the education of the youth in our community and contact him at any time with questions or concerns.

Updated July 2021

Vision Mission Core Values
Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Objectives and Goals


Our Mission

We serve the community by creating an educational environment of accountability and high expectations conducive to the production of life-long learners.

Our Vision

Engaged citizens who contribute to positive growth.

Core Values

As we carry out our mission and achieve our vision, we will remain true to our core values of:

- Safety

- Commitment

- Compassion

- Service

- Responsibility

- Growth

- Cooperation

- Knowledge

Objectives & Goals

Objective: To improve student behavior and performance.

  • Goal: The District will provide annual professional development regarding classroom management techniques.
  • Goal: The District will provide annual professional development regarding the effective use of existing programs.
  • Goal: District administrators will discuss resources and programs to aid students at risk of poor behavior and low academic performance quarterly.

Objective: To actively recruit, develop, and retain quality educators.

  • Goal: First-year teachers will meet with their mentor teachers at least one time per quarter.
  • Goal: The District will create a plan to recruit quality educators.
  • Goal: The District will create a team of educators to identify needs, compile resources, collaborate, and monitor PD for accountability.
  • Goal: The District will hold 3 team-building opportunities for staff to engage with each other annually.

Objective: To communicate more clearly and consistently with our community.

  • Goal: The District will implement the new student records system by July 31, 2021.
  • Goal: Each building will adopt a platform by July 31, 2020, that allows teachers to communicate with stakeholders weekly and provide annual training on that platform.
  • Goal: The District will enlist students to share information monthly.

Objective: To engage the community.

  • Goal: The District will provide annual opportunities for the community to interact with our students within the school.
  • Goal: The District will provide annual opportunities for the students to interact with the community outside the school setting.
  • Goal: The District will use multiple ways to inform the community weekly of school activities.
  • Goal: The District will highlight/recognize business support weekly.

Objective: To cultivate an environment of servant leadership by instilling the value of serving others.

  • Goal: Staff will participate in at least one community service project annually.
  • Goal: Every student will have the opportunity to participate in at least one community service activity during the school year.
  • Goal: The District will increase efforts to communicate extracurricular activities to staff and encourage their attendance.