Dr. Jane McKinney
The Hazelwood Board of Education recently approved a staff recommendation to hire Dr. Jane McKinney as the principal for McCurdy Elementary School, effective for the 2009-10 school year.
will replace Dr. Brenda Youngblood, who announced she
will retire at the end of this school year.
The principal selection was made through a multi-step process involving representation of the school community.
"I am excited about the experience that Jane brings to McCurdy," said Dr. Chris L. Wright, superintendent.
"Jane is a resident of our district and has been an educator in HSD for the past 18 years.
has extensive experience and understands the high expectations of our community."
McKinney has taught at Brown Elementary and Garrett Elementary.
was awarded the Sally Mae Award for first-year teachers.
She also served as the instructional specialist at Garrett Elementary and has been the instructional specialist at McNair Elementary since 2007.
She has a bachelor's degree in education from University of Missouri-St.
Louis and a master's degree in reading and principal's certificate from Lindenwood University.
She recently earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Maryville University.