A New Principal Hired for Hazelwood West Middle School

Tony Brooks will be the new principal at Hazelwood West Middle School after more than 15 years in school districts including Cahokia, St. Louis Public Schools, and Riverview Gardens.

Last week from for a similar position in the Rockwood School District.

Less than a week after her last day, the has announced her replacement.

Welcome Dr. Tony Brooks.

Tony Brooks will be the new principal West Middle effective immediately.

Brooks has 15 years of experience in education, most recently serving as an administrator at MacArthur High School in Decatur, Ill, according to an HSD statement.

Previously, he spent nine years in the Cahokia Unit School District, where he served a few positions including principal at the elementary level, and as an assistant principal and principal at the middle school level.  

Brooks was the principal at Linton College Prep Charter Academy in St. Louis and also taught for four years in the Riverview Gardens School District.  

He holds a degree in visual arts education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Maryville University, as well as a specialist degree and a doctorate in educational administration from Lindenwood University.  

Do you want to meet Brooks?

HSD will be providing opportunities before school begins for Hazelwood West Middle School parents and students to meet the new school leader.

Ashley July 09, 2012 at 12:13 PM
I'm glad there is some new leadership in quickly, but his past schools aren't that impressive.
Candace Jarrett July 09, 2012 at 05:19 PM
What are you looking for in a leader for Hazelwood middle school aged students?
Paula Ridgeway July 10, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Although Im sadden to see Allison Klouse leave Im glad to see there isnt going to be a gap in the leadership at HWMS
Candace Jarrett July 11, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Agreed Paula. It is good that the new leader will have time to get in before students arrive next month. What are some things you look for in a good principal?


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