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Endecott Named Principal of Spring Hill Intermediate School
May 15, 2012
During its May 14th meeting, the Spring Hill Board of Education unanimously appointed Tammy Endecott to be principal of Spring Hill Intermediate School (SHIS). The position is effective July 1, 2012. Rod Sprague, who is the current SHIS principal, will be transitioning to his new position as Spring Hill Middle School (SHMS) principal in early July.
Endecott will be principal of SHIS, which serves 370 students in grades 3-5, during the 2012-13 school year. Beginning in the fall of 2013, she will take over as principal of Spring Hill Elementary School, which will be reconfigured to serve students in grades preschool through 5 including students from SHIS. In response to increasing enrollment in the district, the SHIS building is slated to be reconfigured as a 6th grade building to alleviate pressure on SHMS by fall 2013.
“I am delighted to be returning to the Spring Hill School District,” says Endecott, who taught fifth grade for five years at Prairie Creek Elementary School from 2005-2010. “From top to bottom, the focus in the district is on doing what is best for students. As an educator, that philosophy ensures students achieve academically and also grow as a whole person.”
Graduating with her bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Mary, Endecott began her career as a classroom teacher. She taught for three years in the Leavenworth School District, and then for five years in the Spring Hill School District. She also received master’s degrees in educational administration and curriculum and instruction from the Emporia State University in 2009. After receiving her advanced degrees, Endecott took a position as principal of a preschool-grade 2 building in the Santa Fe Trail School District, located in Overbrook, Kan. During her time in the Santa Fe Trail School District, she helped staff begin the transition to Common Core Standards, implemented character education, piloted iPad usage with teachers and students, and worked with teachers to improve student engagement and project-based learning.
“It is wonderful to have someone like Tammy return to our district,” says Dr. Bart Goering, superintendent. “Students and staff will benefit from her leadership, and she will help the district successfully move through future building transitions.”