Rockwood hires new administrators
At the Feb. 24 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the hiring of three administrator positions: executive director of student services, director of research, evaluation and assessment, and director of professional learning. The positions are effective July 1 and all are new positions.
In the position of executive director of student services is Dr. Katie Reboulet.
Reboulet has held the position of director of human resources for the past five years. Prior to that, she served at Rockwood Valley Middle School as the principal for four years, an assistant principal for eight years, and a social studies teacher for two years. Her first year of teaching was as a social studies and community service teacher at Lafayette High School.
Dr. Reboulet earned a bachelor’s degree in education degree from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree in secondary school administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a doctoral degree in education from Saint Louis University.
Jeff Puls has accepted the position of director of research, evaluation and assessment.
Puls has served as the coordinator of testing for the past two years. Prior to that, he served as the coordinator of science K-12 for a year and as a technology instructional coach for two years. He began his education career at Marquette High School where he taught science for 11 years.
Puls earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in secondary science from Truman State University. He is also certified as an eMINTS instructional specialist.
Jessica Vehlewald will become the new director of professional learning.
For the past two years, Vehlewald has served as the content facilitator of social studies in Rockwood. She previously served as the coordinator of social studies for one year and as a social studies instructional coach for four years.
She served as a social studies department chairperson at Marquette High School where she taught for seven years and as a social studies department lead at Rockwood South Middle School where she taught for eight years.
In addition to this experience, Vehlewald has served as an adjunct professor for Webster University and as a curriculum consultant for the development of model curriculum with the department of elementary and secondary education.
Vehlewald earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in teaching from Webster University. She expects to complete her educational specialist degree in leadership this summer.