New principal coming to Crossroads Elementary
The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of David Duckworth as principal of Crossroads Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year. Duckworth will replace the retiring Rick Beauchamp, who has been the principal of Crossroads Elementary since it opened in 2002.
Duckworth is currently the assistant principal at Green Tree Elementary, also in the Wentzville School District. He holds a B.A. in education from Washburn University, a master’s in education from Southwest Baptist University, and a specialist degree from Webster University in educational leadership.
Duckworth taught for 10 years before becoming an administrator.
“I am confident that my education along with my years of teaching and leadership experience will serve me well as I move into the role of principal at Crossroads,” he said. “I put students first, and I am passionate about education and will strive to build positive relationships. I will work with students, staff, and parents to ensure we provide a learning environment where every child can and will learn.”
Duckworth and his wife, Brooke, have an 8-month-old girl named Caroline, and even though born and raised in Kansas, the two have lived in the St. Louis area for the past decade.
Duckworth takes over as principal on July 1.