Welcome to the Academic Services Department
Dr. Marlie Williams, Assistant Superintendent of Academic and Education Services
Dr. Williams received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Higher Education from the University of Nebraska. She earned her Ed.S. Education, M.S. in Educational Leadership: Secondary and her B.S. in English from Northwest Missouri State University.
Dr. Williams was the Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services for Liberty Public Schools.
She joined Liberty Public Schools in 2013 as Executive Director of Secondary Education. Prior to that, she was the principal at Central High School in the St. Joseph School District from 2006-2013. Dr. Williams also served as an Adjunct Professor at Northwest Missouri State University from
Dr. Williams has received many awards and accomplishments during her career including: Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator (2013), Northwest Region MASSP Principal of the Year and St. Joseph PTSA Principal of the Year, among others. In addition, Dr. Williams participated in the #GoOpen Summit as a presenter in spring 2016, and has presented to numerous professional organizations on various subjects throughout her career.
Dr. Michele Norman, Director of Elementary Education
Dr. Norman received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Kansas and her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She earned her M.S.
in Curriculum and Instruction from Central Missouri State University and her B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Norman was recently Assistant Superintendent of the Knob Noster R-VIII School District. She also has experience as a middle school principal from the Belton School District #124, and served as an elementary principal at Midway R-1. She worked as a K-12 Principal/Special Education Director
in the Kingsville R-I School District as well.
Dr. Chris Hubbuch, Director of Secondary Education
Dr. Hubbuch received his Ed.D in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University and his Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He earned his M.A. in Education from Lindenwood University and his B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Dr. Hubbuch was principal of Excelsior Springs Middle School from 2010-2016. He also has experience as an assistant principal, teaching fellows mentor, MU clinical associate, and teacher.
As principal, he led the school-wide implementation of a 1:1 technology initiative, PLTW Gateway program, and instructional rounds protocol.
Rhonda Hoselton, Office Manager
Debbie Wattenbarger, Administrative Assistant
The Academic Services Department is located on the top floor of the Downtown Library Building at 925 Felix Street.