New Principal Announced for Spring Garden

New Principal Announced for Spring Garden
Posted on 02/10/2021
Rebecca Schilling Photo and Graphic

The St. Joseph Board of Education has selected Mrs. Rebecca Schilling as Spring Garden Middle School principal for the 2021-22 school year. 

Mrs. Schilling is in her 16th year in education and is currently completing her doctorate from Williams Woods University. Mrs. Schilling received her Ed.S. in Secondary Leadership and her M.S. in Education with an emphasis in history from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She received her B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Public Communication from Northwest Missouri State University where she played basketball from 1996-2001. She earned her teaching certification in secondary social studies from Northwest Missouri State University. 

Mrs. Schilling has been the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Robidoux Middle School for six years. Mrs. Schilling takes pride in building relationships with staff, students, and community. Mrs. Schilling received the district’s Shining Star Award in the 2019-20 school year. 

Prior to joining the St. Joseph School District, Mrs. Schilling taught social studies at East Buchanan High School for 10 years and was the head softball and basketball coach as well as the supervisor for National Honor Society.

Mrs. Schilling will replace Dr. Lara Gilpin who was recently selected by the Board of Education as the Benton High School principal for the 2021-22 school year. 

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