It was announced Thursday that Mark Schmidt, principal of Lexington Trails Middle School in De Soto, would be promoted to the district's director of human resources.
Schmidt will remain at LTMS through the end of the school year before starting in his new position with the start of the new fiscal year, July 1, 2007. Schmidt will replace the retiring Lowell Martinie, who will remain on part-time status next year to help with the transition.
The USD 232 Board of Education is now looking for Schmidt's replacement at LTMS.
The promotion was one of a number of 2007-2008 personnel moves the board made Thursday. Kim Gracy was named for Horizon Elementary School, which is to open in August in Shawnee. Gracy currently in the assistant principal and learning coach at Riverview Elementary School in Shawnee.
Also Thursday, the board appointed Mark Dodge to be principal of Riverview Elementary to replace the retiring Cathy Grube.