Dorothy Barbeau was named director of Gifted and Talented Education in the Rockwood School District at last week's Board of Education meeting, according to a news release from the district.
Barbeau currently is serving in her fourth year as the assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning for the School District of Clayton. Prior to that, she served for three years as the curriculum director for Waterloo Community Unit School District in Waterloo, IL. She began her career in Rockwood and served eight years as a teacher at the Center for Creative Learning. Barbeau has also served as an adjunct professor and program coordinator for Webster University.
Barbeau holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in elementary education and psychology from Washington University, a master’s degree in education from Washington University and a doctoral degree in education from Saint Louis University.
Barbeau replaces Linda Smith, who is retiring at the end of the school year.
Also appointed to new positions Apr. 12 were Kimberly Harrick, Angela Schott and Lorinda Krey.
Harrick was named as administrative intern of . She has served in the Rockwood School District for 20 years, currently in her third year as administrative intern at Ridge Meadows Elementary School. She also was an instructional technology resource teacher for five years and a second grade teacher at Ridge Meadows Elementary School, in Ellisville, for 12 years. She has also worked as an elementary teacher in Saipan and as an assistant adjunct professor at Webster University.
Harrick holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, a master’s degree in teaching from Webster University and an education specialist degree from Webster University.
Harrick replaces Leigh Ann Parker, who has accepted a position in another district.
Schott was named as administrative intern of Green Pines Elementary School. She has served in the Rockwood School District as a teacher at Babler Elementary School, Wildwood, for the past 13 years. She also was an elementary assistant principal for Summer Academy the past four years.
Schott earned both a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in education from Truman State University. She expects to complete her master’s degree in educational administration in December.
Schott replaces Tracy Lenk, who was named the assistant principal at Wild Horse Elementary School, in Chesterfield.
Krey was named assistant principal of Geggie Elementary School, Eureka. She currently is the administrative intern at Geggie, where she also was a teacher. Krey She also has been an instructional coach and administrative intern for Summer Academy. Prior to joining Rockwood, Krey was a preschool teacher at Apple Hill Academy in Wildwood, and a teacher in the Webster Groves and Ferguson-Florissant school districts. She has a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in educational administration from Lindenwood University.