New MAESP Executive Director Announcement

This is for my MO Principal friends that may not have received Jay's announcement this week:

The Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Schooley, Ed.D., as the Association’s Executive Director effective October 1, 2013. Schooley will fill the vacancy created when long-time Executive Director Faye Peters announced in March that she would be retiring this year.  Peters will continue to serve as MAESP Executive Director until the transition date.
“We are very pleased that Dr. Schooley will guide the excellent work on behalf of elementary & middle school principals across this state,” said MAESP President Dr. J. Anderson. “His strong leadership experience and background as an elementary school principal give him the appropriate background to understand what is needed to successfully lead buildings, and his national experience will ensure that Missouri continues to be a front-runner state in supporting doing what's best for leading learning communities."
Prior to his appointment, Schooley served as the Deputy Executive Director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals based in Alexandria, Virginia.  He retired from the Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, MO in 2009 after 23 years there as an elementary school principal. He also worked for the St. Joseph School  District in St. Joseph Missouri as a teacher and principal.
Dr. Schooley has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the 2008 Outstanding Service Award by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals and the 2004 Outstanding Administrator for the Columbia Public Schools. He served on MAESP's Board of Directors for many years and served as president from 2003-2004. Schooley also served on the National Association of Elementary School Principals' Board of Directors from 2005-2008.
He earned his B.S. from Missouri Western State College, his M.S. from Northwest Missouri State University, and his Ed.D. from the University of Missouri.
“I am excited to return to Missouri and serve a professional association that had such a tremendous impact on my career as a principal," said Schooley. “MAESP must continue to invest in building the capacity of school principals, play an active role in developing future leaders, and influence a common sense educational reform agenda in Missouri that effectively utilizes the leadership of the school principal.”

J AndersonMAESP President3550 Amazonas DriveJefferson City, MO  65109maesp@maesp.com573-638-2460573-556-6270 (fax)

The Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) is the only statewide association in Missouri that exists for the purpose of serving the needs of elementary and middle school principals, assistant principals and those educators with an interest in becoming principals.