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WSD Hires New Boone Trail Elementary Principal

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of Ms. Kara Welty as Principal of Boone Trail Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year. Welty, who is currently serving as Assistant Principal at Rockwood South Middle School in the Rockwood School District, replaces Michelle Cleve, who announced her resignation last month. Prior to becoming an administrator, Welty was a teacher mentor and technology coach in the Independence School District, taught sixth grade in the City of St. Charles School District, and taught first grade in the Fort Zumwalt School District.


Ms. Welty has her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Fontbonne University, her Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University, and she is currently working on her Educational Leadership Doctorate through Maryville University. She has worked in education since 2012 and was the recipient of the Missouri Beginning Teacher Award in 2013 and the METC Spotlight Educator Award in 2017.


"It is a dream come true to join the Boone Trail Elementary and Wentzville team,” shared Welty. “I am filled with joy and gratitude! I look forward to having the opportunity to continue unlocking student potential, while bringing out the excellence in every student and staff member."


Kara Welty