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New administrators announced

On April 5, Superintendent Keith Marty announced the recommendation of Parkway School District administrators to fill three administrative positions in the district. Upon approval by the Parkway Board of Education, they will assume their new positions on July 1, 2012.

Kevin Beckner has been selected as the coordinator of student assessment, replacing Dr. Julie Collins who is relocating to Kansas City. Beckner has 10 years of educational experience including five years as assistant principal at Northeast Middle School and five years as a social studies teacher in the Pattonville School District.

Beckner holds a master of arts in educational administration from Lindenwood University as well as a master of arts in education and a bachelor of arts in history from Truman State University.

Lori Maddox has been selected as an assistant principal at South High, replacing Dr. Patrice Aitch who is taking the position as principal of South High upon Gary Mazzola’s retirement. Maddox has 23 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She has been serving as assistant principal of Alternative Education since 2010. Prior to that, she served as assistant principal at West Middle and South Middle. She spent the first 10 years of her career as an assistant principal, administrative assistant and teacher at South High.

Maddox received a bachelor’s degree in education and a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Dr. Nathan Tyson has been selected as the director of data management and research. Tyson has 14 years of experience in education and has been serving as the coordinator of program evaluation since 2009. Prior to that, he served as a middle school principal in the Wentzville School District, assistant principal in the Jefferson City Public Schools and an administrative intern in the Francis Howell School District.  Tyson was a classroom teacher for five years prior to his administrative positions.

Tyson received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and history from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree of education in educational administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He holds a doctorate of education in educational leadership from St. Louis University.