Jessica Tollison, Assistant Principal of Pacific Intermediate has been named Nike Principal for the 2021-2022 school year. Tollison will replace Mr. David Quanz, who will serve as the Director of Curriculum for the 2021-2022 school year. Quanz spent 4 years serving as Principal of Nike Elementary.
Tollison is in her second year as the Assistant Principal at Pacific Intermediate. Before coming to the Meramec Valley R-III School District, she was the Assistant Principal at Edgar Murray Elementary School within the St. Clair R-13 School District and was a teacher in the Washington School District for 14 years. She earned her Masters in Educational Administration from Missouri Baptist University and her Specialist from Lindenwood in Educational Administration. Tollison is currently working on her Doctorate degree through Missouri Baptist University. Recently, Tollison was named 2020 Outstanding Assistant Principal by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals.
“I am excited to become part of the Nike family and support the staff who are doing great things to help students grow academically, socially, and emotionally,” Tollison said. “I am thrilled to continue the positive momentum already occurring at Nike Elementary.”
“With Mr. Quanz taking on a new role in our district for next school year, we wanted to place an experienced administrator at Nike Elementary. Mrs. Tollison is a great fit and her leadership will provide a smooth transition for staff, students, and families,” said Meramec Valley R-III Superintendent Dr. John Mulford.
Dr. Mulford went on to state, “As for Tollison’s replacement at Pacific Intermediate, the district recognizes that it has a strong pool of aspiring administrators within the district. Thus, the approach will be to advertise an internal posting for assistant principal and select a candidate from that pool, with an anticipated hire announced following the February board meeting.”