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

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
Updated 2020-21 calendar

School Board adjusts 2020-2021 calendar

Posted on: November 24, 2020
Needed_ Substitute Teachers

Needed: Substitute teachers

Posted on: November 19, 2020

School Board meetings this week

Posted on: November 17, 2020
Luke Voelker running in the 2020 state cross country meet

Luke Voelker places 6th at state

Posted on: November 11, 2020
Ashlyn Smith running at 2020 state cross country meet

Ashlyn Smith places 8th at state

Posted on: November 11, 2020
Audit graphic

District receives clean audit

Posted on: November 3, 2020
Fall 2020 sports program

Fall Sports Program now available

Posted on: October 23, 2020
Brendan Fuller

Brendan Fuller named Commended Student

Posted on: September 29, 2020

Ray-Pec conducts community survey

Posted on: September 18, 2020
important announcement

RPEMS student tests positive for COVID-19

Posted on: September 25, 2020
Football on 091820

Watch Sept. 25 football game online

Posted on: September 25, 2020
Wanted substitute teachers

Another way to become a substitute teacher

Posted on: September 21, 2020
2nd Gr LEAP at Creekmoor 2

Second graders learn coding with Ozobots

Posted on: September 21, 2020
Superintendent Dr. Mike Slage at EG car rider line

Good morning, Ray-Pec families!

Posted on: September 9, 2020
Board honors IB diploma grads

Board honors I.B. diploma graduates

Posted on: August 28, 2020
Dr. Slagle at CM first day

First day of school

Posted on: August 26, 2020
Untitled design (2)

Improving air quality in our schools

Posted on: July 31, 2020