La Plata Hires New Superintendent and Elementary Principal

The La Plata School District recently made two new administrative hires. Dr. Lucas McKinnis will take over for Interim Superintendent Rick Roberts next month. Roberts says McKinnis has a solid history in education.

McKinnis has spent the past five months working as the Assistant Director of Assessment and Accreditation at A.T. Still University in Kirksville. He spent the previous school year as an assistant superintendent in the Festus School District. Roberts details the transition process.

Roberts adds the district has also hired a new elementary principal.

Mariah Lock has worked for the La Plata School District for the past 20 years.