HALLSVILLE, Mo. (KMIZ)
Tyler Walker has been picked by the Hallsville Board of Education to be the district’s next superintendent, according to a Friday press release.
Walker’s first day will be July 1, the release states. Superintendent John Downs will retire on June 30. Walker has been the superintendent of the Higbee R-8 School District for the past three years, the release states.
“I am honored to be selected as the next superintendent of the Hallsville School District,” Walker said in the release. “And I look forward to my family and me being a part of the community. The district is well-respected and has a history of strong academics and extracurricular offerings. I am eager to be a part of a district full of great students and educators. I look forward to working with the Board of Education, faculty, staff, students, and community to continue moving Hallsville Schools in a positive direction.”
The release states that Walker served four years as an at-risk coordinator and social studies teacher and spent another four years as a principal.
The release says Walker is a member of the Missouri Association of School Administrators and serves as the Central Missouri Administrators Association President. He is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership from William Woods University, the release states.
He has an educational leadership specialist degree and a master’s degree in Education Administration from William Woods University, as well as a bachelor of science in secondary history education from Missouri State University, the release states.
"With the assistance of our superintendent search firm, EGL, we've diligently sought the next leader for Hallsville Schools, and in Mr. Walker, we've found an exceptional candidate," Board President Bryan Wildenhain said in the release. "With his superintendent's background and skill set, we are confident he is the right person to lead our District and build upon the strong foundation that has been laid in Hallsville. He will continue implementing our vision to 'Improve lives through learning.'"
The release states that the Higbee School District saw the completion of a $1.4 million facility construction project while Walker was the superintendent.