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Greenwell Selected as Principal of the Year

By Marlana Smith

  North Shelby High School Principal Kerri Greenwell was named Northeast Association of Secondary School Principal of the Year.

  Greenwell taught English and French for 18 years before becoming an administrator. She is on her sixth year as principal.

  “I feel humbled. They are so many principals in northeast Missouri who deserve this award,” Greenwell said. 

  Superintendent Kim Gaines said, “I am so proud of the work Kerri does with our students and staff at North Shelby. 

  “A school is only as strong as it’s building leader, and Kerri works tirelessly to uphold our district’s high standards of excellence.”

  Greenwell said she is grateful to be a member of the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals and appreciates the support of the northeast group. 

  “I am blessed to work with such a dedicated administration team, faculty, staff and school board.  Education trends have changed over the years, but one thing that hasn’t is why we do what we do and that is for the kids.  I miss all of them during this distance learning time,” Greenwell added.  

  Gaines added, “Being a building administrator is a tough job, and not many people truly understand what goes into the daily decision-making process of doing what is best for students. We are fortunate to have Kerri as our high school principal.”