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Alan AmosAlan Amos
Piper Elementary School Principal Alan Amos will be retiring after 44 years in education.
While attending school in Iowa, Amos said he had great role models as teachers. This led him to pursue a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Central Missouri State University and a master's degree in elementary school counseling and administration at the University of Kansas.
"The first school I worked at was Stony Point North Elementary School where I taught fifth and sixth grades," Amos explained. "That was in 1969."
After teaching, Amos became a counselor at Junction Elementary School in the Turner School District.
Amos then began his principal career at Junction and Midland Trail Elementary Schools. He was a principal in the Turner District for 25 years before he decided to retire from the position.
"I was fortunate to retire at Turner when the Piper Elementary School position opened up," Amos said.
Amos has been in that principal position for the past seven years and those years have been eventful and successful, according to Amos.
"My experience here has been wonderful. All our scores on the state assessments met standards," Amos said. "And even with all the budget cuts, we still continued."
Amos continued on to say that he will miss working with the children at Piper Elementary the most. He enjoyed being there to support the children growing, learning, and getting along with peers.
Amos has five grandchildren and four children with his youngest son living in the state of New York.
What Amos looks for in retirement is spending more time with his family.
Also, with this new found free time, Amos will be traveling with his wife, playing golf, and doing improvements around his home.
"I love to volunteer," Amos explained. "I might stop by on the way home from the golf course and volunteer [with the children]."