Riverbend Middle School will start the 2022-2023 school year with a new assistant principal. At the April board of education meeting Mr. Ken Grodie, current history teacher at Riverbend, was approved to be the new assistant principal for the upcoming school year. Mr. Grodie will replace Dr. Jill Johler as she moves to be the principal of Winfield High School.
Mr. Grodie has worked in the Meramec Valley School District since 2014 as an ISS instructor, a computer and technology teacher, and most recently as an eighth grade history teacher. He also coached football and wrestling at the middle and high school levels. Mr. Grodie is a graduate of Missouri Baptist University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Education Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a concentration in Education from Lindenwood University, and is a graduate of Pacific High School.