Friday, May 05, 2006
Klinginsmith tabbed for SMS assistant principal position
By ALEX NEEDHAM
Room 210 Staff Writer
Mr. Gregg Klinginsmith, a math and social studies teacher in the Pattonville School District near St. Louis, will be South Middle School assistant principal this fall.
"He is a career middle school teacher; he has some quality experience, although he is new to being a principal," said Mr. Ron Mitchell, principal.
Mr. Klinginsmith, who is originally from Carthage, was picked after going through a search process that included interviews with a group of teachers and administrators, including Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Mark Russell, sixth grade science teacher, and Mrs. Kim Frencken, sixth grade block teacher.
"He has a lot of qualities that will benefit South and he will bring fresh ideas to our school," Mrs. Frencken said. "He understands middle school students and is very approachable."
Mr. Klinginsmith replaces Dr. Jenifer Cryer, who has been hired as principal at Neosho Junior High School.