The Shawnee Mission board of education on Monday approved the appointment of a new principal for Belinder Elementary.
Steve Yeoman, currently principal at David Brewer Elementary in the Leavenworth Unified School District, will take over for Karen Faucher, who is moving to Overland Park Elementary for the 2014-2015 school year.
Prior to coming to David Brewer this past school year, Yeoman was principal at West Indianola Elementary in the Topeka Seaman District. He has nine years experience as an administrator.
Yeoman said after the board voted on his appointment and the appointment of several other administrators throughout the district that he was excited to take the helm at a place he said “has a reputation of being a wonderful place to serve.”
“I understand that I have some very big shoes to fill,” he said. “Hopefully I can come in and observe what is going well and complement that with some fresh energy.”
Yeoman served seven years in the classroom as a fifth and sixth grade teacher. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Washburn University and is pursuing a PhD from Kansas State University. He is scheduled to meet Belinder teachers and staff for the first time today.