Mrs. Kelly Sobaski, principal of Parkview Elementary School, announced on Wednesday her retirement from Sedalia School District 200, effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
Mrs. Sobaski has been principal at Parkview since 2003. Prior to that assignment, she served as a University of Missouri Fellowship Lead Mentor Teacher from 200 0 to 2003, and as a fourth grade teacher at Parkview from 1990 to 2000 and at Whittier Elementary from 1988 to 1990.
“I have always said that I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I grow up. I have never gone to work a day in my life, I have gone to school for 25 years, and now it is time to grow up,” Mrs. Sobaski said. “I have had the Opportunity to learn and grown in Sedalia School District 200 as a student, teacher and administrator. Education has evolved since I first started school in 1962, and for the better. I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with so many outstanding educators and administrators in my career, and I am looking forward to new experiences in my life.”
Superintendent Harriet Wolfe said: “Kelly brought a strong instructional leadership component to our leadership team. She was a cohesive team player, and her heart was where every administrator’s heart needs to be, and that is with the students. She is all about what is going to help the kids.”
A graduate of Smith-Cotton High School, Mrs. Sobaski earned an associate’s degree from State Fair Community College in 1984 and a bachelor of science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Missouri in 1988. She also holds a master’s degree in Elementary Administration (1999) and an education specialist degree in Administration (2004) from William Woods University. She currently is pursuing a doctorate in Education Administration from William Woods.
Mrs. Sobaski and her husband, Tom, have two children and three grandchildren.