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Champion named new elementary school principal in Troy R-III District

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

Mandy Champion, a fifth grade teacher at Cuivre Park Elementary, will become the newest principal for the Lincoln County R-III District as they prepare to open a small K-5 elementary in a portion of the Claude Brown Building in August 2013. Champion has worked in the R-III District as a teacher for nine years.

She has served in a wide variety of leadership roles in her time in the R-III District including a department head for six years and a professional development representative for Cuivre Park Elementary for the past three years. Champion has also served as a mentor to eight new and experienced teachers in the district and has actively participated in a variety of district curricular committees. She also has served as a member of the Cuivre Park Elementary building’s leadership and Core Academic Standards teams.

As a graduate of the Lincoln County R-III District, Champion is excited to open the seventh elementary school in the district she calls home.

“I had great experiences as a student in the Lincoln County R-III School District and currently love teaching here! I am very passionate about working with students and can’t wait to take this to a whole new level as an administrator,” she said.

Champion has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Webster University and a Masters in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University. She is currently working on an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University.

The Lincoln County R-III District is currently realigning elementary school boundaries with a 40-person patron committee in preparation for the opening of Claude Brown Elementary. The Boundary Committee will host a public forum to solicit feedback on January 8, 2013 in the evening at William Cappel Elementary. This project was part of the April 2012 no-tax increase bond issue that created a new home for the Early Childhood Education Center and re-purposed a portion of Claude Brown. Early Childhood Education students will return to second semester at the new location located on South Main in Troy.