Lucas was the Summer School principal in 2015 at Peculiar Elementary School. Prior to that, she taught elementary school for 14 years, nine of which were in the Ray-Pec District. She also was a speech pathology assistant for four years. Lucas earned her education specialist degree in School Leadership from William Woods University. She and her family live in Lee’s Summit.
Administrative Interns are certified teachers who have completed additional education and earned their certification in school administration. The Administrative Intern position allows them to work as an administrator (similar to an assistant principal) to support the school, while under the mentorship of the principal.
This provides individuals with school leadership certification the opportunity to gain additional experience, which is helpful as they pursue the future career goal of becoming a principal.
Implementing the Administrative Intern program has given the District a valuable opportunity “grow our own” leaders by developing and promoting quality administrators from within.
Jennika Miller became principal of Raymore Elementary School on July 1, after serving for two years as the Administrative Intern at Raymore Elementary School and the Ray-Pec Early Childhood Center.