Eisenmenger has been promoted from his role as assistant principal at Sedalia Middle School to principal at Heber Hunt. He succeeds Bill Betteridge, who last week announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Eisenmenger has been in the district since 2006, when he started at the middle school as a University of Missouri Fellow science teacher. He was transferred to Smith-Cotton Junior High in 2009 then became assistant principal at the middle school before the 2012-13 school year.
Superintendent Brad Pollitt said: “I have full confidence in Brendan’s leadership ability in moving Heber Hunt forward.”
Sedalia Middle School Principal Sara Pannier said: “Mr. Eisenmenger will be sorely missed. His primary focus was student discipline and implementing our schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Program, both of which he did with fidelity. His well-rounded skill set will be difficult to replace since he was extremely efficient and could offer feedback on classroom management techniques to instructional strategies. I know the transition to Heber Hunt will be seamless and the parents, students and staff will be pleased with his leadership.”
Eisenmenger said: “I would like to thank Mr. Pollitt, assistant superintendents Dr. Nancy Scott and Steve Triplett, as well as the Sedalia 200 Board of Education for this new and challenging opportunity. I look forward to working closely with the Heber Hunt staff as we will continually strive to positively impact the lives of Heber Hunt students.”
A Class of 2001 Smith-Cotton High graduate, Eisenmenger earned a bachelor’s degree in middle school education from Missouri State University in 2004 and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 2007 from the University of Missouri-Columbia through the MU Fellowship Program. In 2010, he received his education specialist degree (elementary administration) from William Woods University.
“As a Heber Hunt (Hawk) alum, I have fond memories of my time as an elementary student in Sedalia and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help create those same meaningful memories for students today,” Eisenmenger said. Photo courtesy Sedalia School District 200.