Matthew Chaney Named Assistant Principal at Gotsch

Matthew Chaney Named Assistant Principal at Gotsch
Posted on 04/18/2018
Matt ChaneyOn Tues., April 17, the Affton School District Board of Education approved the hiring of Matthew Chaney as Assistant Principal for Gotsch Intermediate School for the 2018-2019 school year.

“We are excited to bring Matt on board. His passion for supporting our students’ social and emotional growth is inspiring,” said Dr. Christine Powers, principal at Gotsch Intermediate School. “I am confident that his classroom experience and commitment to developing confident and capable citizens will make a positive impact on our school, students, and staff.”

Chaney has served as a third-grade and fifth-grade teacher for the School District of Clayton since 2013, and as an elementary teacher for Raytown Quality School District C-2 in Raytown, Mo., for six years prior. In addition to his classroom experience, Chaney has served as a leader in both districts including Summer Academy Director and Grade-Level Problem-Solving Facilitator Lead in Clayton, and Building Leadership Team and Data Team Leader in Raytown.

"I am so excited to join the Gotsch Intermediate family here in Affton. I'm looking forward to being part of a strong culture that has high academic standards and focuses on developing the whole child,” said Chaney. “I will work to support Affton's standards and to build relationships within the community; I'm most excited about partnering with students, families, and staff to create fulfilling, well-rounded learning experiences for all of our students."

Chaney earned a bachelor of science in elementary education at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., as well as a master of science in school leadership from Baker University in Kansas City, Mo.

He will begin serving as assistant principal at Gotsch Intermediate School on July 1. Also effective July 1, Rose Davis, current assistant principal, will begin serving as the Title I Math Interventionist, a new position created to better serve the needs of Gotsch students.
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