Melita Walker has been named as the new principal at West Middle School for the 2017-18 school year. She will replace Dustin Jenkerson, who will be taking a position in another school district at the end of the school year. Dr. Walker is currently the assistant principal at Battle High School. She is an instructional leader with 20 years of experience in education. In addition to her leadership role at Battle High School, she also has experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and reading coach.
Columbia Public Schools has committed to providing positive coaching training for our MSHSAA coaches (high school and middle schools). The training was provided by the Missouri Institute for Positive Coaching; a highly respected program designed by Dr. Rick Mc Guire UMC Track and Field head coach. With our commitment, we have included positive expectations for parents /guardians.