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Preschool director announced (posted 3/22/18)

Nicole Langston Nicole Langston will be recommended to the Columbia Board of Education next month to become the director of preschool for the district for the 2018-19 school year.


Langston will replace current director Mary Rook, who will retire at the end of the school year. Langston has been the principal at Southwest Early Childhood Center in the Jefferson City School District for the last nine years. She has served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past 15 years, including a teacher, conscious discipline trainer, parent educator, and National School of Character evaluator. She has an education specialist degree in education policy and analysis from the University of Missouri and a master's degree in elementary administration from William Woods University.