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New Hixson Principal

WGSD Hires Dr. Shenita Mayes as Hixson Middle School Principal

Dr. Shenita Mayes has been hired by the Webster Groves School District to become principal of Hixson Middle School, effective July 1. Dr. Mayes is currently an assistant principal at Northeast Middle School in the Parkway School District. She holds a doctoral degree in education leadership from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She’s also been an assistant principal at Parkway Central High School and taught English language arts at the middle school level. 

Superintendent John Simpson said that he is delighted to have Dr. Mayes join the district. In his recommendation to the board, he noted that her vision, leadership skills and commitment to equity will prove invaluable as Hixson transitions to a sixth through eighth grade middle school in 2021-22.

“Dr. Mayes’ commitment to equity is known and highly respected by those with whom she works, and clearly came through as a signature strength,” he said. “She leverages her knowledge and skill in a positive way in support of student engagement, curriculum development and more.  She will and does take a stand for children and for what’s right.”