A familiar face is returning to lead Laker Nation in 2022.

In release Thursday by the Camdenton R3 School Board, officials say Laker Alumni Dr. Sean Kirksey will be taking over as Superintendent in July 2022.

Kirksey has over 28 years of experience as a teacher, coach and administrator with the district.

Previously Kirksey served as Principal at Camdenton Middle School Principal, but resigned in 2013 following issues with standardized testing and a disagreement with how they were conducted.

Part of Kirksey’s original agreement was that he would be paid for the remainder of his contract, but would never be allowed to work in the district again.

However, according to sources close to the organization, that agreement was amended so that Kirksey was allowed to return.

Current Superintendent Tim Hadfield announced back in September he was retiring at the end of the current school year.

 

 

Read the full release below….

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The Camdenton Board of Education is delighted to announce that we have offered Laker Alumni, Dr. Sean Kirksey, to lead Laker Nation as superintendent effective July of 2022.

After an extensive interview process with many qualified candidates, it was clear that Dr. Kirksey was the best choice. His enthusiasm and vision for the direction of our district and love for the people of this community made him the perfect fit.

Dr. Kirksey brings 28 years of experience in education to the table as a teacher, coach, and administrator who has proudly mentored hundreds of kids both in school and through involvement with his church.

Dr. Kirksey brings 28 years of experience in education to the table as a teacher, coach, and administrator who has proudly mentored hundreds of kids both in school and through involvement with his church. Dr. Kirksey received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Missouri Baptist University. He and his wife, Jill, have four children.

“I am a Laker through and through,” said Kirksey. “I have always bled purple and gold. I am so excited to be coming home to work with so many amazing and talented people.”

Sincerely,
Gail

Gail Griswold
Board President
Camdenton RIII School District

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