The Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD) has moved into the next phase of its historic “Right Sizing the District” effort by naming its principals for the upcoming 2010-2011 School Year.
The newly-appointed principals are a diverse mix of existing KCMSD staff members and experienced newcomers, according to Superintendent John W. Covington.
“Strong schools are a product of strong leadership. As the District moves forward with its Transformation Plan, these individuals will be the cornerstone to building schools capable of fostering teaching and learning worthy of the new millennium,”Covington said. “These individuals will begin work with high expectations and a firm mandate to build instructional teams that generate measurable student achievement.”
The principals for the 2010-2011 School Year are as follows:
Elementary Schools Principal Former Assignment
Attucks Ben Boothe# DeSoto, Kan. Schools
Banneker Karol Howard Pitcher
Border Star Tina Langston Border Star
Carver Rie Clark Swinney
Faxon Derald Davis Pinkerton
Foreign Language Carol Allman FLA
Garcia Joe Marlow Vice Principal, Paseo
Garfield Doug White Longfellow
Gladstone Dana Carter Gladstone
Hartman Jessie Kirksey Hartman
James Jo Nemeth McCoy
Longfellow Marques Stewart# Tuscaloosa, AL
Melcher April Flowers Melcher
Paige Chester Palmer KCMSA
Phillips Deloris Brown Phillips
Rogers Wendy McNitt Rogers
Trailwoods Craig Waters Trailwoods
Troost Judith Jordan-Campbell Troost
Weeks/King Philomina Harshaw Richardson
Placement TBD Vickie Murillo Banneker
High Schools Principal Former Assignment
Central Linda Collins Northeast
Delano Jennifer Malone Delano
East Tommy Herrera East
*Lincoln College Prep TBD
Northeast Marshall Peeples Principal, ACE Upper Campus
Paseo Academy Dennis Walker Principal, LCP Middle
Southwest Steve Scraggs Steve Scraggs
*At this time, five positions remain unfilled as the District continues to search for the best and brightest administrators.
# – Denotes a new KCMSD employee.
Principals will be given the autonomy to hire their assistant principals and staff for the upcoming school year.