Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Josh Depoe named Irving Elementary principal

(From Joplin Schools)

Mr. Josh Depoe has been named the new Irving Elementary School principal. Mr. Depoe currently serves as assistant principal at Irving Elementary School, a position he has held for the last two years.

“Irving has consistently improved under the leadership of Ms. Sarah Mwangi and Mr. Josh Depoe. The two have worked lockstep alongside one another in service to Irving’s students, faculty and staff,” said Dr. Moss, Superintendent. “ 

As Sarah transitions her talents in service to the entire district, I am pleased with the depth of leadership in Josh. This allowed us to promote from within and keep Irving’s positive momentum through consistent leadership” Moss added.

Prior to joining Irving Elementary School, Mr. Depoe served as a classroom teacher for six years and a physical education teacher for four years in Neosho. In addition to his classroom experience, he served as a Neosho football, basketball, and track coach for ten years.

Mr. Depoe earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri Southern State University, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Southwest Baptist University. He is currently pursuing an Educational Specialist in Administration from William Woods University (December 2018).


Anonymous said...

Nice guy
Kids seem to like him
And I have noticed a big difference with the school since Sarah was named principal. Great job

Anonymous said...

Wow, something positive finally coming out of Joplin. It's a bonafide freaking miracle.

Anonymous said...

You need to get out more, 10:06, instead of just reading this blog. There are lots of good things happening in Joplin.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Depoe was spent 10 years in Neosho School District. An outstanding teacher whose intelligence & creativity was obvious in the classroom, highly ethical with a student's first attitude. Neosho hired administrators from outside the district and lost another good one by losing Mr. Depoe. Congratulations Joplin! Congratulation Mr. Depoe!!! I'm so glad you are someplace that appreciates you and recognizes your heart for kids!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more! Congratulations Josh!