Larry Nelson will be recommended to the Board of Education to be the next principal at Cedar Ridge Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year. Dr. Nelson will be taking over for Angie Bedsworth who announced her retirement earlier this year.
Nelson has been the assistant superintendent for Mexico Public Schools since 2017. Prior to his current position, he was the principal at Elkhorn Elementary School in Excelsior Springs School District for six years. Nelson has eight additional years of administrative experience in various roles with Excelsior Springs School District and Denver Public Schools. He also has eight years of teaching experience as both a classroom teacher and a reading interventionist. He has an undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri. He also holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Northwest Missouri State University and a master’s degree in school leadership from Baker University. He also holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Baker University.
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