Jill Brown has been named principal of Belton’s Grace Early Childhood Care and Education Center. She will take the place of Rhonda Hardee, who will be the assistant superintendent curriculum and instruction for the 2013-2014 school year for the Belton School District.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to lead Grace and deepen my commitment to the Belton community,” Brown said. “I eagerly anticipate getting to know the loving Grace family and leading the continued development of an exceptional school. I value a school community that works together to support the growth of students while providing a safe and respectful environment. I look forward to collaborating with staff and families to ensure all students reach their full potential and continue to strive towards excellence.”
After completing a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Special Education-Cross Categorical from Avila University, Brown went on to pursue a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Park University.
She began teaching at Hickman Mills C-1 High School, where she was a student teacher and substitute, then came to Belton to teach sixth grade at Mill Creek Upper Elementary. She has worked in the Belton School District for 13 years and has had a history of success in fostering academic excellence in the classroom. This school year she served as the assistant principal at Kentucky Trail.
“While I feel blessed to have been part of the team at Kentucky Trail Elementary, I am equally excited to pursue my journey in administration at Grace Early Childhood Center and expand my leadership role in the Belton School District,” Brown said. “I look forward to working with the Belton leadership team to continue on a path of excellence in education.”