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New Raytown High School principal

chad_brutonThe RaytownSchool District is pleased to announce Dr. Chad Bruton as the new principal of RaytownHigh School. Bruton will replace Dr. Brian Huff, who will begin serving as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education in July.

Bruton is a native of Springfield, Missouri, and a graduate of HillcrestHigh School.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications—Speech & Theatre Education from SouthwestMissouriStateUniversity, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from MissouriStateUniversity, and a doctoral degree in Executive Educational Leadership from Saint LouisUniversity.  

Bruton began his teaching career as a Speech and Debate teacher and coach at MonettHigh School in southwest Missouri. He then returned to his alma mater to take the place of his mentor as the Speech and Debate teacher and coach at HillcrestHigh School. 

 In 2004 he moved to the Kansas City area to become a debate teacher and coach at WilliamChrismanHigh School in Independence.  For the past 8 years Bruton has served as an administrator in the Independence School District; first, as an assistant and associate principal at William Chrisman High School and for the last three years as the principal of Independence Academy. 

Dr. Steve Shelton, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education said, “Dr. Bruton has a strong background focused on instructional practice and authentic literacy, and is a committed proponent of shared leadership structures and inclusion of all stakeholders.”

Bruton was introduced to staff on the last day of school for this year and will begin his tenure at the high school in mid-July.

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