Princeton R-V School District hires new Principal

Brent Mitchell

The Princeton R-V School District has announced it has reached agreement in terms and conditions in hiring a new 7 through 12-grade Building Principal for the Princeton R-V School District during their regular monthly board of education meeting held Monday night, April 10, 2017.

Brent Mitchell, a 2002 graduate of Princeton R-V and current K-12 Principal in the Gilman City, Missouri School District, has agreed to a one-year contract to become the next 7-12 Building Principal for the Princeton R-V School District.

He will begin his duties officially on August 1, 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education Degree from Graceland in 2006 and his Master of Education in Administration and Education Specialist in Administration Degrees in 2009 and 2016 respectively from William Woods University.

Mitchell started his teaching career in the Princeton R-V School District where he was an educator and coach for five years. He was then hired at Gilman City R-4 School District where he served as Counselor/A+ Coordinator for one year and K-12 principal during his last four years. While principal, the Gilman City School District’s Annual Performance Report scores went from 92.4% in 2013 to 98.2% in 2015. Mr. Mitchell commented, “I feel very fortunate and blessed to work with the students and teachers at Princeton R-V.  I am very excited for the opportunity to give back to the school and community that has given me so much throughout the years.”

The position became vacant due to the retirement of current Principal Mrs. Tamie Miller. Mrs. Miller is retiring after 30 years in education. She began her teaching career in 1987 at Cainsville R-1 School District where she taught Special Education for three years. Miller then accepted a position teaching elementary Special Education at Princeton R-V. During her tenure at Princeton, she taught special education at all grade levels, elementary classrooms, served as the district’s Special Education Director, A+/At-Risk Coordinator, and for the last three years as JH-HS Principal. Miller stated, “I have truly enjoyed working with students and staff at Princeton R-V for the last 27 years and I will miss them all.”

Mitchell’s application was one of nine applications received for the position. Mr. Mitchell emerged as the top choice and candidate for the district after his interview on Monday, April 10. The Board of Education interviewed several candidates from the application pool for the position and unanimously approved Mr. Mitchell to become the next 7-12 Principal. Mr. Mitchell’s contract is for the 17-18 school year with a base salary of $66,000. Mr. Mitchell, his wife Amanda and two children, Reed (age 5) and Gracie (age 7), currently live in the Princeton R-V School District.

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