St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- There's a new superintendent in one of north St. Louis County's largest school districts.
Art McCoy will become the first African-American leader in the Ferguson-Florissant School District when Jeffrey Spiegel retires next June.
According to the district, the 33-year-old McCoy became Missouri's youngest certified teacher in 1997 at age 19.
Now the district is fully accredited and keeping it that way is tops on McCoy's list.
"We have to align our high school courses more with the demands of a changing economy and a changing workplace," McCoy said. "So we have been working on updating our curriculum to make it more rigorous, relevant and more real-time."
McCoy is currently an assistant superintendent but he has been administrator in the district since 1999.
McCoy and his wife are the parents of a six-year-old.