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CPS names new principal at Cedar Ridge Elementary School

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Larry Nelson has been by Columbia Public Schools to be the next principal at Cedar Ridge Elementary.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Columbia Public Schools announced on Wednesday that a principal for Cedar Ridge Elementary School has been recommended to the board of education.

CPS spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said Larry Nelson was picked to be the principal for the 2020-2021 school year. If board approved, Nelson will takeover for Angie Bedsworth who is retiring at the end of the school year.

The next board of education meeting is scheduled for March 20.

According to a CPS release, Nelson has been the assistant superintendent at Mexico Public Schools since 2017 and served as principal at Elkhorn Elementary School in Excelsior Springs for six years.

CPS announced on Friday that Tonya Henry was named the next principal at Derby Ridge Elementary.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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