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  • Nebraska educator to be Truman High's new principal

  • A new principal has been selected to lead Truman High School.



    The Independence School District announced Friday that David Gordon has been hired as principal of the Independence high school.

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  • A new principal has been selected to lead Truman High School.
    The Independence School District announced Friday that David Gordon has been hired as principal of the Independence high school. He will be replacing Kristel Barr, who is leaving the district for a Central Office position with the Raymore-Peculiar School District.
    “It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I am the high school principal of Truman,” Gordon said. “A school with a rich history of successful academics and activities.”
    Gordon is currently the principal of Lexington High School in Lexington, Neb. The high school is smaller than Truman, with a senior class just more than 180. Truman graduated 338 seniors this year.
    Despite the move to a larger school and the challenges that come with a suburban district, Gordon said he is excited to “lead the Truman High School faculty in the use of Missouri’s Common Core State Standards.” The standards were created through a state-led initiative and have been adopted by more than 40 states, including Missouri and Kansas. The idea was to establish consistent learning goals for students in mathematics and language arts and to provide a clear understanding of what is expected at each grade level.
    Gordon received his bachelor’s degree from Huron College in South Dakota and a master’s in education administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His wife, Tammy Gordon, also has a degree in educational leadership and curriculum/instruction. They have two children and grandchildren, one of which is an eight-year veteran in the education field.
     
     
     

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