Wentzville School District Hires New Financial Officer, Elementary Principal

Pam Frazier will replace Dr. Kari Monsees as the district's Chief Financial Officer.

Pam Frazier, Chief Financial Officer

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of Mrs. Pam Frazier as Chief Financial Officer for the 2013-14 school year, replacing Dr. Kari Monsees who was recently named the new Superintendent of the Raymore-Peculiar School District.

Frazier is a native of Warren County and a graduate of Warrenton High School. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Columbia College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University. Frazier is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and spent several years in the banking industry before joining the Warren County School District, where she has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the past nine years. In 2009 she was named the President of the Greater St. Louis Association of School Business Officials, and this year the Warren County School District received the Meritorious Budget Award from the ASBO.

“I am looking forward to being a part of the Wentzville School District. Being part of a team that emphasizes student success and provides its students the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential will be a truly rewarding experience,” said Frazier. “I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to provide a positive contribution to the Wentzville School District, helping to prepare all students for our evolving society.”

Frazier will officially take over as CFO on July 1, 2013.

David Duckworth, Crossroads Elementary School Principal

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of David Duckworth as principal of Crossroads Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year. Duckworth will replace the retiring Rick Beauchamp, who has been the principal of Crossroads Elementary since it opened in 2002.

Duckworth is currently the assistant principal at Green Tree Elementary, also in the Wentzville School District. He holds a B.A. in education from Washburn University, a Master’s in education from Southwest Baptist University, and a Specialist Degree from Webster University in educational leadership.

Duckworth taught for ten years before becoming an administrator. “I am confident that my education along with my years of teaching and leadership experience will serve me well as I move into the role of principal at Crossroads,” he said.  “I put students first, and I am passionate about education and will strive to build positive relationships. I will work with students, staff, and parents to ensure we provide a learning environment where every child can and will learn.”

Duckworth and his wife Brooke have an eight month old baby girl named Caroline, and even though born and raised in Kansas, the two have lived in the St. Louis area for the past decade.

Duckworth officially takes over as principal on July 1, 2013.


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