Stacy Curry, currently an assistant principal at Smith-Cotton High School, has been named the principal at Smith-Cotton Junior High effective at the end of the current school year. The promotion was approved by the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education in closed session Monday, March 9.

Curry, a Smith-Cotton High School graduate, earned a bachelor of science degree in Secondary Education-Earth Science/Biology in 1991 from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She also holds a master’s degree in Education and Administration (1999) from William Woods University in Fulton.

She taught one year in Warrensburg before returning to Sedalia for the 1993-94 school year as a science teacher at the middle school. She transferred to S-C High as a science teacher in 1997. Curry has been an assistant principal at Smith-Cotton High School since 2015, with a primary focus on the Freshman Academy.

Superintendent Steve Triplett said, “Ms. Curry has solid foundations in curriculum and administration. Her experience at the high school has prepared her well for this new challenge, which I know she will take on with professionalism and a student-centered mindset."

Curry expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to support students who are in transitional years in their lives.

“I began my career as a junior high teacher and was held to a high standard,” she said. “I look forward to returning to the historic building and upholding the school’s high expectations, continuing the admirable work of my predecessors."

Curry is married to B.J. Curry and has two children. She replaces SCJH Principal Jason Curry, who recently was promoted to assistant superintendent.