Ray-Pec hires new principal for Bridle Ridge

April 25, 2014 

The Ray-Pec School District announces the hiring of Robin Jones as the new principal for Bridle Ridge Intermediate School, Raymore, effective Tuesday, July 1. Jones will replace Al Voelker, who will be the new Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services for the district.

The board of education approved the hiring of Jones during the April 17 board meeting.

Voelker said Jones has a background in proven team leadership that will help Bridle Ridge continue to grow and improve.

“We are excited to have Robin joining our team,” Voelker said. “She brings a wealth of experience and an enthusiasm for working with students, teachers and families.”

Jones is coming to Ray-Pec from the Carthage R-9 School District, where she has been principal at the middle school for grades 5-6 since 2009.

From 2003 to 2009, she was a principal in the Monett R-1 School District and from 2001-2003 she was an assistant principal in the Lamar R-1 School District. Earlier she was a guidance counselor in the Marionville R-9 and Republic R-III schools districts and taught 4th-6th grades in the Aurora R-8 and Webb City R-7 school districts.

Jones received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Missouri Southern State College-Joplin and a master’s degree in elementary education from Southwest Missouri State University-Springfield. She also completed graduate work toward a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. She received a specialist degree in elementary school administration in 2001 from Southwest Missouri State University.

Jones and her husband Joe have one daughter, Chelsey Jones, who attends college in Boston, Mass.

Bridle Ridge Intermediate School, located at 900 E. 195th St., is one of two intermediate schools for students in 5th and 6th grades in the Raymore-Peculiar School District.

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