News Flash

Latest News

Posted on: January 29, 2021

Paul Turner to be new assistant principal at South Middle School

Paul Turner

Paul Turner will be the new assistant principal at Ray-Pec South Middle School, effective July 1. The Ray-Pec School Board approved the hiring at its Jan. 28 meeting.


Turner previously served as a secondary teacher and football coach in Colton, S.D.; Commerce, Texas; Liberty, Mo.; and Kansas City, Mo.; before accepting his current leadership position as the Curriculum Coordinator for Social Studies for the Kansas City, Mo., Public Schools.


He said the sense of community attracted him to Ray-Pec.


“The Ray-Pec School District feels like a family atmosphere that is growing, and this is something that I want to be part of going forward,” Turner said.


South Middle School Principal Dr. Randy Randolph believes that Turner’s leadership skills, desire to make a positive impact on students and their families in our community, and teacher development experience will be an excellent fit at South Middle School.


Turner served in the U.S. Army for nine years.  He was a Platoon Sergeant at Fort Bragg, N.C.  and was a recruiter for four years in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  


Turner earned a bachelor’s degree in History with a teacher education specialization and minor in Geography from South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D. He earned a master’s degree in Advanced Studies with a focus on engaging learners and instructional leadership from the American College of Education, Indianapolis, Ind. He received his Education Specialist degree in educational leadership with an emphasis in Secondary Administration, from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. He is currently working toward his doctorate degree in superintendency from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss.


Turner and his wife, Erin, live in Kansas City with their three children, Anayah, 11; Amria, 6; and Pierce, 4.


He will replace Eric Arnold, who is retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Latest News

Saving Christmas flyer updated

Saving Christmas is Dec. 4

Posted on: November 30, 2021
Olaf flyer image cropped

Olaf's Week of Sharing is Dec. 6-10

Posted on: December 1, 2021
RPSMS SOM Nov 2021

RPSMS Students of the Month

Posted on: November 23, 2021
21 trout

Trout Stocking

Posted on: November 23, 2021
School Board honors Todd Schnake

Board Honors Todd Schnake

Posted on: November 19, 2021
Audit graphic

District receives clean audit

Posted on: November 19, 2021
Caring Hearts of Peculiar donation (1)

Caring Hearts of Peculiar

Posted on: November 18, 2021
EMS SOM October

October Students of the Month at RPEMS

Posted on: November 12, 2021
Grinch at PE

Mystery visitor

Posted on: November 12, 2021
Arts at Optimist Club

Thank you, Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Cub!

Posted on: November 10, 2021
Team of the Week

Ray-Pec football wins Team of the Week

Posted on: November 4, 2021
Chase Bronson using Manual Mill

Machining and manufacturing classes

Posted on: November 3, 2021
Did-You-Know

A new way to become a substitute teacher

Posted on: November 2, 2021
Brendon

Construction technology student

Posted on: October 26, 2021
Columbatto English students

Client-connected projects

Posted on: October 19, 2021
Raymore Day at the K on big screen

Raymore Day at the K

Posted on: October 5, 2021
RAYPEC RUSH

RAYPEC RUSH

Posted on: September 23, 2021
IMG_3806 (1)

Constitution Day

Posted on: September 22, 2021
All District Choir

Students selected for All-District Choir

Posted on: September 16, 2021
Ella Menzel 3rd at 090121

Ella Menzel placed 3rd at JV golf tourney

Posted on: September 2, 2021
ED

Arrowhead Stadium Visit

Posted on: August 27, 2021
Moke Shoes 2

Raymore man donates 85 pairs of shoes

Posted on: August 25, 2021
masking graphic

An update on face coverings

Posted on: August 20, 2021
Shatford greeting 4

Welcome to Shull Early Learning Center

Posted on: August 18, 2021
masking graphic

Fall COVID-19 protocols

Posted on: August 12, 2021
I.B. Diploma grads at BOE meeting

Board honors I.B. Diploma graduates

Posted on: July 23, 2021
Paul Barbarick

Sympathy notice - Paul Barbarick

Posted on: July 19, 2021
BOE honors Gold Medal vocalists June 2021

Board honors gold medal vocalists

Posted on: June 30, 2021
Oath of office

School Board members take oath

Posted on: April 20, 2021
All-State Choir at BOE

School Board honors All-State Choir

Posted on: April 19, 2021
Laser ray 1

7th graders learn about laser rays

Posted on: April 12, 2021
Senior DRIVE image

Volunteers needed!

Posted on: April 7, 2021
Optimist Club donate to RPF

Optimist Club donates to CAN

Posted on: March 19, 2021
St Patricks Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Posted on: March 17, 2021
Mac Northcraft

Fifth grader wins District Spelling Bee

Posted on: January 25, 2021