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Parkway Welcomes New Administrators and Administrative Interns for 2007-2008

Kevin Beckner has been named administrative intern at Northeast Middle School. Kevin comes to Parkway from the Pattonville School District where he served as a high school social studies teacher since 2002. He also served an internship as a substitute principal in the spring of 2007. 

Dr. Karen Calcaterra has been appointed assistant principal at North High. Karen has been special education administrator/area coordinator for the Pattonville School District. Prior to this position, she served as department chairperson at North High. She was also a teacher for Special School District from 1998-2004.

Jami DeBosch will be the administrative intern at Bellerive Elementary. Jami has been with Parkway since August of 2002. She has served Parkway as both a first grade teacher and Reading Specialist for the last 5 years at Henry Elementary School.

Robert Gaugh has been appointed assistant principal at North High. Robert was dean of students at Francis Howell School District. Prior to this position, he served as social studies department chairperson at Francis Howell from 2004-2006 and as a teacher from 1996-2006.

Nancy Hesemann will be the administrative intern at Craig Elementary. Nancy has been with Parkway since August of 2006. She has served as a Physical Education teacher at Craig Elementary School. Prior to this position, Nancy was a physical education teacher at Rossman School for 5 years and in the Francis Howell School District for one year. 

Lisa Greenstein has been appointed principal of Ross Elementary. Lisa was the administrative intern at Claymont Elementary. Prior to this position, she was a teacher at Ross for five years. She also served as a parent educator in Parkway’s Early Childhood program.

Dr. S. Rebecca Litherland has been appointed curriculum coordinator of science for the Parkway School District, effective July 1, 2007. Becky has been the science coordinator for Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Mo. for the past 20 years. Prior to this position, she was a science teacher and a science department chairperson. Becky replaces Maried Swapp who is leaving her position to become a technology integration specialist for the district.

Bonnie McCracken has been named principal of River Bend Elementary. Bonnie has been the assistant principal at Bellerive Elementary for the past nine years. Prior to that position, she was an administrative intern and teacher at Bellerive.

Bryan Pearlman will be the administrative intern at Ross Elementary. He comes to Parkway from the Rockwood School District where he served as a fifth grade teacher, department leader, and summer school principal since 2004. He also served as a summer school administrative intern in 2006 for the Clayton School District. 

Michelle Weissenborn is the new administrative intern at Claymont Elementary. Michelle has been with Parkway since August of 2000. She has served as a fourth and fifth grade classroom teacher at River Bend Elementary School. In 2004, she was River Bend’s “Teacher of the Year.” Prior to coming to Parkway, Michelle was employed by the Riverview Gardens School District for 9 years as an elementary classroom teacher. 

Aaron Wills is the new principal of Claymont Elementary. Aaron has been an elementary principal in the Union School District for the past five years and also served as the Director of Elementary Education in Union for the past year. Prior to his administrative experience, he was an elementary classroom teacher for nine years in Union. Aaron is replacing Karen Jimerson, who is relocating. Aaron is a graduate of the Parkway School District (Parkway West High, West Junior High and Henry Elementary).