On June 14, the Pattonville Board of Education approved the hiring of three people for administrative positions in the district. They will begin their new roles in the 2022-2023 school year.
Taylor Koenig has been selected as the administrative intern at Willow Brook Elementary School. Koenig is an elementary administrative intern in the Rockwood School District. Prior to that, she was an elementary teacher at Remington Traditional School in Pattonville starting in 2016. Koenig has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership, both from Maryville University. She will begin her new role on July 1.
Elizabeth Strain will join Parkwood Elementary School as the administrative intern. Strain has served as Wentzville School District’s school support interventionist since 2019. She started in Wentzville in 2015 as a special education teacher at Heritage Intermediate School. Strain has a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education and a master’s degree in cross categorical special education, both from Southeast Missouri State University. She also earned her master’s degree in education leadership from Maryville University this spring and is currently enrolled in Maryville’s educational leadership doctoral program. She will begin her new role on July 1.
Candice Wayne has been selected as the director of human resources effective July 5. Wayne is the human resources manager at the School District of University City and previously served as the human resources coordinator performance manager and human resources generalist. Prior to that, Wayne worked as a senior human resources representative at Magellan Health Services and at the Hazelwood School District as a recruitment and talent development specialist, human resources assistant and elementary teacher. She started her career as an elementary school teacher at Christ the King Catholic School. Wayne has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a master’s degree in human resource management from Webster University.