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Parkway announces new director of human resources

Dr. Joy Torgerson has been recommended to the Parkway Board of Education as the new director of human resources. Torgerson began her career as an elementary classroom teacher in the North Kansas City School District. She later served for 13 years as an elementary and intermediate principal in the school districts of Kearney and Shawnee Mission (Kansas). For the past 10 years, Torgerson has served Shawnee Mission as the district classified personnel administrator and human resources manager.

Torgerson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education, and an education specialist’s degree, all from Northwest Missouri State University. She also holds a doctorate in education from the University of Kansas.

She replaces Connie Paul, who has been serving as interim director of human resources since December 2010.