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An administrative changing of the guard was begun last week when
was announced as the new Louisiana Elementary School principal.
Hamlett will begin work on Thursday, Aug. 1 and will replace current Principal Erik Melton, who has accepted a principal’s job in the Hazelwood school district in northern St. Louis County.
Hamlett has been the principal at Wellsville-Middletown Elementary School for the past five years. She was a school counselor prior to that.
Hamlett grew up in Bowling Green and then moved to Vandalia, where she graduated from Van-Far High School in 1988. She lives in Vandalia with her husband, daughter and nephew.
Hamlett went to Hannibal-LaGrange University for her bachelor’s degree and then to Lindenwood University for her master’s in school administration. She then got a specialist degree at William Woods University, which is one step under a full doctorate.
Moving to the Louisiana Elementary job “was a good career move for me,” Hamlett said on Thursday, May 16 during an introductory session to the school.
“It’s a larger school and I was ready for a challenge,” Hamlett said.
For the full story, see the May 22 print edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.