PCR-3 Announces New Administrators

PCR-3 Announces New Administrators
Posted on 04/04/2022

The Board has approved the hiring of the following administrators for the 2022-23 school year.

Jessica HoffeckerJessica Hoffecker will serve as Barry School's next principal starting with the 2022-23 school year following Dr. Jason Haniger's resignation. Mrs. Hoffecker has 16 years in education as an English teacher, instructional coach, and most recently as an assistant principal at Staley High School in the North Kansas City School District. She received her Bachelors of Secondary Education from the University of Missouri, her master's degree in education leadership from Northwest Missouri State University, and her education specialist degree from William Woods University. Mrs. Hoffecker is currently a doctoral candidate at William Woods. Mrs. Hoffecker is an enthusiastic learner and loves working with students, teachers, parents, and district leaders to build powerful, positive relationships that in turn create positive educational experiences for students. Her mission as an educator is to build and maintain a strong school culture where student success is celebrated, and the impact of a strong school is valued by its community. Jessica and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 15 years and have three children, two who are middle schoolers and their oldest graduated from high school last year. They enjoy spending time at the lake, going to the many youth sporting events for their children and traveling.

Megan DrummondMegan Drummond will serve as Northland Career Center's next assistant director, following Jeff Green's move to director. Mrs. Drummond started her educational career in the Independence School District, serving as wood shop teacher, as well as Project Lead The Way (PLTW) engineering teacher at Truman High School. She earned her bachelors degree in engineering and technology education from the University of Central Missouri, and just recently completed her masters degree in educational leadership as a Collaborative Principal Preparation Program graduate. Mrs. Drummond is looking forward to supporting Mr. Green in making NCC an outstanding place for students to get the best career focused education in the area. Megan and her husband Josh have been married for 2 years, and have 3 dogs, Roxy, Ellie, and Dahlia. When not at school, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, traveling with her husband, cake decorating, and attending Chiefs games with her dad.

Emily Miller

 Emily Miller, current Pathfinder Elementary 4th Grade Teacher, has been named Pathfinder Elementary's Assistant Principal starting with the 2022-23 school year, following Dr. Anna Bohn's move to Principal. She is entering her 4th year at PCR-3 and 9th year in education. Prior to joining Pathfinder, she worked in the St. Joseph School District teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Emily is from the Kansas City area, receiving her Bachelor's degree from Missouri Western University in Elementary Education, Masters from Arkansas State University in Reading Education, and an Education Specialist degree from Arkansas State University in Leadership. She has been able to hone her leadership skills as a teacher leader at Pathfinder and throughout the district, serving on the ELA curriculum team, phonics team, and as Pathfinder’s 2022 Summer School Principal. Emily was recently recognized for excellence in classroom teaching by the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce. She understands the value of real world learning and offering meaningful experiences to our students, as well as the importance of relationships with students, staff, and families. Emily resides in the Platte County area with her husband Jeff and young son Wesley, is an avid reader, and enjoys the outdoors. Mrs. Miller is honored to be the next Assistant Principal at Pathfinder and can’t wait to work closely with Pathfinder families and staff to create a positive educational experience for all. 

Anna Bohn headshot

 Dr. Anna Bohn will serve as Pathfinder Elementary's next principal. Entering her 7th year at Platte County School District, Anna has served as the Assistant Principal at Pathfinder for the past four years and taught 4th Grade at Siegrist Elementary previously. Prior to becoming a Pirate, Anna taught 3rd Grade in the Auburn-Washburn School District in Topeka, Kansas. Originally from the Kansas City area, Anna earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Kansas and went on to earn her Master's Degree in Administration, Education Specialist in Administration, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from William Woods University. As the Assistant Principal of Pathfinder Elementary, Anna has spent the last four years building strong relationships with students, staff, and parents. She has led a team in developing a systematic approach for early literacy instruction and has worked to cultivate an environment where a love for learning is pervasive amongst students and staff. Outside of education, Anna has recently rejoined the competitive sport of synchronized figure skating and is an avid reader and runner. She lives in the Northland with her husband, Sebastian, and three dogs, Rocky, Stella and Lily. Dr. Bohn is honored to follow in Dr. Doll's footsteps as the Principal of Pathfinder Elementary and is excited to continue to create a positive learning experience for all Pirates!

Jeff Green headshotJeff Green will serve Northland Career's Center's next director. As a graduate of a career and technical program, with a 14-year automotive technician career, followed by 15-year career in education, Jeff is a living example of the opportunities that Northland Career Center provides its students. During his seven years at NCC, Jeff has served in various leadership roles; most recently as NCC’s Assistant Director. Prior to being the Assistant Director, he served as the Student Support and Transition Coordinator and Student Management Coordinator. Jeff leads many aspects of the organization with a focus on growth and development for students and staff. Outside of NCC, Jeff has assumed other leadership roles, including state chair for the SkillUSA contest, former advisory member for the University of Central Missouri’s Career and Technical Education Department, member of various pathway task forces for Northland schools, and currently serves on the Missouri Council of Career and Technical Administrators (MCCTA) conference planning team. Jeff and his wife, Sarah (also an educator), have been married for 24 years, and have two children, both of which attended Northland Career Center. Noelle is graduating from DePaul University in June, and Jaden graduates from high school and NCC next month. Jeff enjoys volunteering at Bartle Scout Camp on weekends and during the summer, spending family time at the lake, watching the Royals play (even in the bad years), and spending time with his family. Mr. Green is excited to lead the outstanding staff at NCC and continue to help Northland students find enrollment, employment, or enlistment!

Devin Doll photoDr. Devin Doll will serve as the new Executive Director of Operations starting with the 2022-23 school year. Dr. Doll is entering his 22nd year in education, and has been with the Platte County School District for 16 years. He started his teaching career as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher in the Park Hill School District, before coming to PCR-3 in 2006 as the assistant principal at Barry School. In 2008, Dr. Doll assisted with the design and construction of Pathfinder Elementary and opened the building as the principal, where he has remained for the past 14 years. Dr. Doll earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education from Northwest Missouri State University, and continued his education by earning his master’s in elementary education. In 2008, Dr. Doll graduated from the University of Kansas with his Doctorate of Education in teaching and leadership. In 2016, Dr. Doll was recognized as MAESP-Clay-Platte District Distinguished Principal of the Year, and was a recipient of the Northland Excellence in Education Service Award in 2020. During his tenure at Pathfinder Elementary, he has focused on sustainable systems of support for both academics and operations, and has helped Pathfinder become a model school for the Leader In Me program, literacy education, and multi-tiered systems of support. Devin’s leadership passion is focusing on continuous improvement and growing leaders within the organization. He desires to build on the strong traditions of our District, by having a proactive approach to our community’s growth while honoring stakeholder feedback. Devin and his wife, Jill, reside in the Platte County community and have two children, Drew, (Freshman at PCHS) and Macy, (7th grader at PCMS). Dr. Doll is excited to build upon the solid foundation that Dr. Harris has created and to work with the District’s operations’ team to continually improve.

Brian Noller photoBrian Noller will serve as Platte County R-3’s Director of Community, School, and Business Partnerships starting with the 2022-23 school year. Mr. Noller will be entering his 26th year in education, serving as the Director of Northland Career Center (NCC) for the past 11 years. Previously, he served as a marketing teacher, summer school director, and assistant director of the Career and Technology Center in the Fort Osage School District; and in his hometown of Clinton, Missouri, he served as a marketing teacher, in-school suspension teacher, and football, baseball, and basketball coach. At NCC, Mr. Noller has led a team accomplishing several milestones including increasing enrollment to an all-time high, students earning credentials and being placed in internships, student organization success, and the introduction of market-value assets. NCC has also been recognized at the local, state, and national level, and was recently chosen as a Pacesetter School for the fourth time. Brian and his wife Anita are Platte County School District residents and have two children, Camden, a 7th grader at Barry School and Delayna, a 4th grader at Pathfinder Elementary. Mr. Noller will bring his passion for creating partnerships that prepare learners for post-secondary success to this position, and is very excited to support all PCR-3 schools while remaining connected to NCC.

Kim SchwichtenbergKim Schwichtenberg has been named Assistant Director of Transportation starting July 1, 2022. Kim has been in school transportation industry for more than 25 years. Kim has served a PCR-3 bus driver and trip driver. Prior to working for PCR-3, Kim worked for Laidlaw, First Student, and Apple contractors in the St. Joseph School District and Jarnik Bus Company in the Mid-Buchanan School District. She has worked as a bus driver, Director of Safety, driver trainer, and dispatcher. Most recently, Kim was the dispatcher, driver, bus maintenance and site manager at Mid-Buchanan School District. Kim’s strong background in school bus driving, safety, and routing, as well as driver recruitment will make a significant impact on the PCR-3 Transportation Department.

 

Allison PageAllison Page will serve as Compass Elementary's Assistant Principal. Entering her 14th year in education, Mrs. Page has held school leadership roles at district office and other elementary school levels since 2015. She is currently serving as Assistant Principal at Renner Elementary School in the Park Hill School District. She previously served as a Response to Intervention Specialist for Norfolk Public Schools in Virginia; Reading Coach with Virginia Beach City Public Schools; taught second, third, and fifth grades in the Saint Joseph School District; and was a paraprofessional at Compass Elementary in 2019 upon returning to Missouri from Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education Prek-6 and her master’s degree in Educational Leadership, both from Northwest Missouri State University, and an educational specialist's degree in Reading Curriculum & Instruction at Arkansas State University. Mrs. Page is passionate about learning and growing each student for success in school and in life. She believes the role as educators is to help prepare all students to be successful adults in whatever field they choose. Mrs. Page has one daughter: Anna (4) who will attend Compass Elementary School as an incoming kindergartener in the fall of 2022.