Derby Ridge Elementary School Principal named
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Board of Education will recommend Kristi Shinn as the 2015-16 principal of Derby Ridge Elementary School.
Shinn is the principal of Main Street Elementary School in Lincoln County R-III School District in Troy, Missouri. She has 13 years of experience as an elementary principal and 7 years as a teacher. She has been active in statewide and national initiatives and received the 2011 Missouri Distinguished Principal award.
Shinn holds a master's degree in educational administration and an educational specialist degree. She is also on track to complete her educational doctorate within the next year.
"Ms. Shinn's leadership with Title schools, her successes as an instructional leader and building administrator, as well as her ability to be a collaborative and strategic leader in support of teachers, students and the community make her a wonderful candidate for Derby Ridge Elementary," said Superintendent Peter Stiepleman.
Shinn will be replacing current principal Jeri Petre. Petre was named the principal of Battle Elementary School earlier this school year. Battle Elementary School will be opening in the fall of 2015.