We are proud to congratulate and introduce the newly hired Charleston R-I School District 2019-2020 Administrators.
Superintendent Dr. Tammy Lupardus looks forward to these individuals' positive contributions to the children, staff, and District.
Please join us in welcoming these new Administrators to Blue Jay Nation!
Jamarcus Williams will be Principal at Charleston High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Williams has spent 6 years in education, all served in the Charleston R-I School District. A Charleston High School alumnus, Mr. Williams has spent 6 years coaching the CHS Boys Basketball team he once played for. He is a graduate of Three Rivers College, Hannibal LaGrange University, and William Woods University. Mr. Williams is married with two daughters, both of whom attend Warren E. Hearnes Elementary School.
Jennifer (Jen) Ford will be Assistant Principal at Charleston High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Ford has spent 9 years in education, all at Charleston High School. She is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and William Woods University. Ms. Ford has coached high school softball for 8 years and volleyball for 7 years. She enjoys watching Charleston Blue Jay sports and reading in her spare time.
Eric Voorhees will be Principal at Charleston Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Voorhees has spent 11 years in public education, the last 3 of which have been as Charleston Middle School Assistant Principal. He is a graduate of Sikeston High School and Southeast Missouri State University. In Sikeston, Mr. Voorhees coached softball for 3 years and basketball for 5 years.
Danielle Staple will be Assistant Principal at Charleston Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Staple has spent 10 years in education, including 5 years in elementary and 5 in early childhood. Born and raised in Southeast Missouri, she is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and Arkansas State University. Ms. Staple is married with three kids.
Adam H. Grindstaff will be Principal at Warren E. Hearnes Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year. He is currently teaching social studies at Marion Math, Science & Technology Magnet, Arkansas after 21 years in education. He has served 17 of those years total in elementary and middle school principalship. Mr. Grindstaff was recently recognized by the national iCivics Educator Network.
Narita Graham will be Assistant Principal at Warren E. Hearnes Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year. Originally from Wilson City, MO, Ms. Graham is a Charleston High School alumnus and has served 7 years total in education, including 4 years as paraprofessional and 3 years as 1st Grade teacher. When Ms. Graham starts as administrator, her 6-year-old daughter, Aria, will begin 1st Grade at Hearnes Elementary.