Archive for Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Riverview Elementary principal approved by board

June 7, 2011

Jennifer Luzenske will replace Mark Dodge as Riverview Elementary School principal, starting in the 2011-12 school year.

The De Soto school board approved the district’s recommendation to name Luzenske as Riverview’s principal at its May 23 meeting.

Luzenske is a full-time administrative intern with duties as an assistant principal at Timber Creek Elementary in the Blue Valley school district.

She has also worked as the Blue Valley district’s literary coach and spent four years as director of special education for Ascension Catholic School in Overland Park.

Luzenske has an administrative and school leadership endorsement from Emporia State University’s Graduate School of Education. She also has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Kansas University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Before joining the Blue Valley district in 2008 as a third-grade teacher at Sunset Ridge Elementary, Luzenske taught elementary and middle school in Illinois.

She replaces Dodge, who accepted a position as an elementary principal in McLouth.

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