By: Victoria Kemper, Democrat News
Fredericktown Intermediate School started the 2023-2024 school year with a new principal, Beth Glore.
Glore brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having devoted 15 years to the field of education. Her journey began in elementary education, where she taught first and second grade, before she transitioned to the middle school level.
Gore has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Central Methodist University, a Master’s in Administration from Southeast Missouri State University, and she is set to graduate with a Specialist in Education Degree from Southeast, in December.
“When the intermediate principal position became available, it was a great opportunity to get back to my elementary roots,” Glore said. “My hope is to bring a different perspective to the younger grades as we prepare them for middle school.”
During her two-year tenure as Assistant Principal at the Kelly A. Burlison Middle School, Glore said, she collaborated with KABMS Principal Pam Hanner on the development of a discipline matrix to ensure consistent handling of discipline issues.
“We also worked hard to find time for students to work on their social-emotional skills to help decrease the number of discipline issues we had,” Glore said. “These experiences will greatly benefit me as a leader as I work with students at the intermediate level.”
Glore said, her main objective this year at the intermediate school is to learn the processes and systems currently in place and to offer support where needed. She said, as with all buildings, FIS has goals to improve end of year assessments to show what a great district Fredericktown is.
While Glore said she is excited about her new role, she also misses everyone at KABMS.
“I will miss the staff at KABMS,” Gore said. “After being there for 10 years, my co-workers became my family. They supported me through some very difficult times and cheered me on during happier times. KABMS will always hold a very special place in my heart.”
Despite the transition, Glore has nothing but praise for the staff at FIS.
“The Intermediate staff have a wonderful support system in place for our students, both academically and behaviorally,” Gore said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to work beside them and look forward to offering encouragement and support along the way.”