Battle High School will soon have a new associate principal.
According to an announcement from district spokesperson Michelle Baumstark on Friday evening, Adam Taylor will be recommended to the Columbia School Board to become the Battle associate principal for the 2019-20 school year. He will become the principal by the 2020-21 school year.
Taylor currently serves as an assistant principal at Battle, and he will work alongside current principal Kim Presko during the 2019-20 school year. Following Presko’s retirement in 2020, Taylor will assume the full principal position.
Prior to serving as assistant principal, Taylor also worked as Battle’s athletic director for three years. He taught personal finance, business law and global business at Hickman High School before coming to Battle.
Taylor has a bachelor’s degree from MU in business administration and degrees from William Woods University in administration and secondary education. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership from William Woods.
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