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Meet our Jr./Sr. High School Asst. Principal

Ryan Hedrick hired as Asst. Principal 

RUSSELLVILLE, MO, JULY 25, 2023 - The Cole County R-I School District Board of Education announced today that Ryan Hedrick will serve the district as its new Jr./Sr. high school assistant principal. 

"The board is excited to select Ryan Hedrick as our new assistant principal for the 23-24 school year,” said Ritchie Jenkins, President of the Cole County R-I School District Board of Education. “Ryan’s excellent interpersonal skills, commitment to education and determination towards finding ways to become a better teacher and mentor will be an asset to our district.” 

Hedrick has 13 years of experience in the classroom and on the field. Most recently, Hedrick spent the last six years at Macks Creek R-V School District as their PE and health teacher, athletic director, head softball coach and assistant baseball coach. Prior to Macks Creek, he worked at Winston R-VI as a PE and health teacher, softball coach, Jr. High boys basketball coach and asst. varsity boys/girls basketball coach; Raytown Middle School as their In-School Suspension Interventionist; and Climax Springs R-IV School District as their PE and health instructor, head softball and baseball coach.

“I am thrilled to serve as the Jr./Sr. high assistant principal for the Cole County R-I School District,” said Ryan Hedrick. “I’ve heard many positive comments about this school district regarding their students, academics and athletic programs. I am committed to ensuring our students benefit from positive interactions with our staff, acquire a high-quality learning experience, and are supported and encouraged to become the best versions of themselves to be successful in life.”

Hedrick has a Specialists in Administration and Masters of Athletic Administration from William Woods University, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Health from Central Methodist University and an Associates in General Studies from Kansas City Kansas Community College. 

The Cole County R-I School District’s mission is to educate all students and develop the foundation of tomorrow's community by expecting excellence today.

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