SPS Names New Hillcrest Principal

Springfield Public Schools has announced a new principal for Hillcrest High School beginning July 1.

Dr. Rob Kroll will be taking the position after being the principal of Jarrett Middle School since 2013. Kroll has been with the district since 2003, beginning as a teacher and then becoming an assistant principal at Pershing K-8 School in 2010.

“We are pleased that Dr. Kroll will continue his leadership service at Hillcrest High School,” Dr. Shane Dublin, executive director of secondary learning, said in a statement. “For the past six years, he has made a positive impact at Jarrett where he has demonstrated his effective leadership and dedication to building positive relationships with students and staff.”

Kroll is an MSU graduate who earned his doctorate at Mizzou. He said he looks forward to his new opportunity.

“I am eager to provide support and leadership to teachers, students and the north Springfield community,” Kroll said in a statement. “My goal is to promote a rigorous educational environment while building deep and meaningful relationships with those I serve at Hillcrest.” 

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