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Hazelwood West Middle School's Principal Leaving HSD

Allison Klouse has accepted a position as principal at Wildwood Middle School in the Rockwood School District.

's (HWMS) head principal, Allison Klouse, began her career as a middle school teacher in the Fort Zumwalt School District where she taught for six years, and was a principal for about the same amount of time.

For the last four years, Klouse served as the principal of HWMS and in her last email blast to parents announced she would leaving the effective July 1.

"I want to inform you that I have been offered and have accepted the position of Building Principal at Wildwood Middle School in the Rockwood School District beginning July 1, 2012," she said in her email. "I will no doubt miss the relationships that I have developed with the students, staff, parents and community of Hazelwood West Middle School."

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in administration from Lindenwood University. She also holds both a specialist degree and doctoral degree in educational leadership from Saint Louis University.

During her time at West Middle, after at .

Klouse, along with HSD superintendent Steve Price, . Klouse has always been an advocate for her students and staff.

"West Middle is an outstanding school with a fantastic student body and a tremendous staff," she said. "The mission of our staff will always be to provide your child with an exemplary education that will prepare them well for their secondary careers."

Klouse said HSD has begun the process necessary to hire a new principal and will ensure a smooth transition for HWMS students and staff.

Bob Emling July 02, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Sounds like a lateral move, but she will not have near the headaches as she had here in the HSD with some of our students.
Candace Jarrett July 02, 2012 at 07:48 PM
I haven't look at any budgets, but her move could also be based on where she lives and on if that district is willing to pay her a little bit more. I think teenagers are going to be teenagers anywhere.
Jeannine September 03, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Candace you are right. Teenagers everywhere are kids who want to learn (natural instinct) and want to be treated well. When America stops blaming the children for our problems with our school system, that is when change will occur. Think it's the kids? Think again, the alarming suicide rates of our youth as well as the kids who bring weapons into a school to wipe out it's very existence, speaks for itself. Think it's bullying? Wrong. While bullying is terrible and should not happen, bullying has occurred in our school rooms since Little House on The Prairie Days, yet 10 year olds weren't hanging themselves in their bedroom closets! Our school system is in a crisis, check out the alarming dropout rates, maybe it's because kids can't tolerate our schools. Fox news documentary "War on Kids", helps explain it best.. "In one incident, kindergarten kids were suspended for playing cops and robbers using their fingers as guns. Another student was suspended for drawing a picture of an armed soldier. In another, a six-year-old boy was suspended for waving around his breaded chicken lunch and saying “pow.” Candace, good for you! It's not the kids, it's the juvenile detention centers, we now call schools. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/05/03/documentary-war-on-kids-compares-us-public-schools-to-prison-system/#ixzz25Q5MqeNM

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