Hello my name is Roger Stone.  This will be my fourth year in the Columbia Public School system at Gentry Middle School.   I am looking forward to working with our students, staff, parents and community members.  My main goal is to ensure that every student is provided a safe working environment for a quality educational experience.  Working together as a team with our staff and parents, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best.  Every student is valued and worthy of our best effort.  I have an open door policy for students, parents and community members so feel free to contact me at your convenience or stop by the school to speak with me.  You can contact me by email or phone. 

    I was in administration for the prior 5 years before starting here at Gentry.  I was the Building Administrator/Principal at Delmar Cobble Missouri School for the Severely Disabled here in Columbia.  I have 15 years of classroom experience in the public school sector.  I have an Education Specialist degree from William Woods University along with 15 years of management experience in the finance/banking industry.  I will also be coaching football this fall at GMS.  My wife and I have been married for 28 years and we have 2 daughters and 1 grandson and another grandson will join our family in October.  My wife recently retired from public school teaching but will be working with severely disabled students at Delmar Cobble this fall. 

    4th year Business/Computer Teacher—Gentry Middle School, Columbia Public Schools
    7 Months Building Administrator/Principal—Delmar Cobble Missouri School for the Severely Disabled
    2 years K-12 Principal—Norborne Schools
    3 years AD/Business Teacher/Coach—Cooper County R-IV Bunceton
    3 years Business Teacher/Coach—Boonville Schools
    2 years Business Teacher/Coach—Centralia Schools
    4 years Business Teacher/Coach—New Franklin School
    12 years Management in Banking/Finance Industry

    Doctorate Degree—Williams Woods University (Started 8/2016)
    Education Specialist Degree—William Woods University 2012
    Master in Education—Central Methodist University 2003
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration—Central Missouri State University 1990
    Associates of Art—Crowder Junior College 1987
    William Chrisman High School—Independence, MO 1985

    Married 28 years to Susie Stone
    2 Daughters (Brittany 27, Raven 23)
    1 Grandson (Jack 4) (Link on the way, October)
    Lived in Boonville for 10 years and Mid-Missouri 23 years
    1 dog (Squirt)
    Played College Baseball at CMSU (3rd Team All American Pitcher) & Crowder Junior College
    Family first
    Anything Royals or Chiefs
    Collect NASCAR Die Cast
    Play PS4 (Madden & MLB)
    Attempt to play golf