The Pattonville Board of Education on Feb. 8 approved the selection of four educators to serve as administrators in Pattonville schools, effective July 1.
Dr. Adam Crnko was selected as the principal of Rose Acres Elementary School. He has worked as the assistant principal of F.P. Tillman Elementary School in the Kirkwood School District since 2016. Other prior administrative experience includes serving as an administrative intern for Kirkwood’s Elementary Extended School Year Program and program director for Tillman’s Extended School Day Program. He has also worked as an eighth grade English language arts teacher at Nipher Middle School and an elementary teacher at Tillman. Crnko holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Missouri State University and a master’s and doctorate degrees in educational leadership and administration from Maryville University.
Kim Dannegger was chosen to serve as principal of Willow Brook Elementary School. She has served as an administrative intern for two years at Bridgeway Elementary School. An educator in Pattonville since 2001, Dannegger’s previous positions in the district include instructional specialist for Bridgeway and Parkwood elementary schools, elementary summer school principal and library media specialist and third-grade teacher at Parkwood. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in special reading, a library media specialist degree and an educational specialist degree in school administration from Lindenwood University.
Jared Beucke was selected to serve as an assistant principal at Pattonville High School. He has worked as an assistant principal or associate principal at Hazelwood West High School since 2014 and previously served as an assistant principal in Hazelwood School District middle schools and as a social studies teacher at Hazelwood Central High School. Beucke earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in educational administration from Lindenwood University, where he is currently pursuing his doctorate in education.
Matthew Buschman was chosen to serve as an assistant principal at Pattonville Heights Middle School. He currently serves as a seventh grade math teacher and extracurricular activities coordinator at Crestview Middle School in the Rockwood School District. He has also worked as a math teacher at Meramec Valley Middle School and an American History teacher at Pacific High School. Buschman earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree in educational administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a specialist’s degree in educational administration from Lindenwood University, where he is also currently pursuing his doctorate in educational administration.