Administrative Promotions & Transfers Approved

Administrative Promotions & Transfers Approved for 2022-23 School Year
New Hire GraphicThe St. Joseph Board of Education is proud to announce the approval of  promotions, transfers or new hires:

Rebecca Evans has been promoted to principal at Mark Twain Elementary from a curriculum advisor role in the district. Evans earned a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in teaching at the University of Saint Mary, an educational specialist degree in administration from Arkansas State University and is currently working on a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. Evans replaces Mindi Richardson who resigned from the district. 

Julie Coon has been appointed as assistant principal at the Early Learning Center. Coon comes to SJSD from Mid-Buchanan R-V school district where she has served as a special education teacher, pre-school, and Kindergarten teacher. She earned her bachelor’s in elementary education from Missouri Western State University, a master’s in education from Baker University and an educational specialist degree in special education from Arkansas State University. 

Nathan Sherwood has been appointed as assistant principal at Truman Middle School. Sherwood has served as assistant principal, athletic director, and math teacher in USD #375 Circle in Benton, Kansas. Sherwood earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kansas State University and a master’s in school leadership from Baker University. Sherwood replaces Jeffery Sullivan who accepted the assistant principal position at Central High School.

Mark Anderson, Boys Physical Education teacher at Bode Middle School, will become the new assistant principal at Spring Garden Middle School. Anderson earned a bachelor’s in physical education and a master’s in secondary educational leadership from Northwest Missouri State University and an educational specialist degree in principalship from Arkansas State University. Anderson replaces Megan Lowe who has been promoted to principal at Spring Garden.

Cynthia Faucett, a sixth-grade teacher at Eugene Field Elementary, will serve as the assistant principal at Carden Park Elementary. Faucett received her bachelor’s in elementary education from Missouri Western State University and a masters in elementary education administration from William Woods University. She replaces John Wachtel who has been promoted to principal at Carden Park. 

Jacob Kretzer has been appointed assistant principal at Hosea Elementary. Kretzer has served in the district as a behavior interventionist. Kretzer earned a bachelor’s in elementary education and a master’s in educational leadership from Northwest Missouri State University. Kretzer replaces Laura Coughlin who resigned from the district. 

Dr. Alex Tomes has been appointed assistant principal at Benton High School. Tomes, a biology instructor at Central High School, earned a bachelor’s in biology at Northwest Missouri State University, a master’s in environmental science from Minnesota State University and a Ph.D. in biology from Arizona State University. He currently is working on an educational specialist degree in K-12 educational leadership from Northwest Missouri State University. Tomes replaces Mark Korell who has been promoted to principal at Robidoux Middle School. 

All appointees will assume their positions July 1, 2022.
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