Gasconade Co. R-1 Selects Timothy “Chip” Stutzman for High School Principal.
Mr. Timothy “Chip” Stutzman has been selected as Gasconade County R-1 School District’s High School principal for the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Stutzman will follow Mr. Gary Leimkuehler, who announced his retirement in December of 2018. Mr. Stutzman will join the Gasconade County R-1 team effective July 1, 2019. This announcement follows the January Board of Directors’ meeting held on January 8, 2019.
Mr. Stutzman brings 24 years of teaching and leadership experience to Gasconade County R-1. His recent experience includes three years as principal at New Haven Public School overseeing grades 7-12. Prior to his experience at New Haven, Mr. Stutzman served Gasconade County R-1 for a total of 16 years. Throughout that time his service included middle school principal, A+ coordinator, football coach, softball coach, and social studies teacher.
Mr. Stutzman began his educational career in 1995 at Parkview Baptist School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana teaching social studies and coaching football and baseball. He received his Master’s Degree and Specialist degrees in Educational Administration from William Woods University. His undergraduate degree in History was obtained from Hannibal-Lagrange College.
“I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Stutzman back to Gasconade County R-1 School District. Mr. Stutzman’s previous leadership experience and familiarity with the district will serve as tremendous assets. I am confident in Mr. Stutzman’s ability to continue quality instruction and programs at our high school,” commented Dr. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools.