Posted Date: 12/08/2022
The LR Board of Education is proud to introduce Dr. Rocky Valentine as the next Superintendent of the Logan-Rogersville R-VIII School District. Dr. Valentine will begin July 1, 2023, succeeding Dr. Shawn Randles who announced his retirement after 14 years as a Wildcat. Following a regional search, the board narrowed the field to four finalists with help from EGL Association: Education | Governance | Leadership.
Board President Julie Gipson said, “Logan-Rogersville was very fortunate to have an exceptional list of applicants to succeed Dr. Randles as District Superintendent. Dr. Valentine's passion for student academic success; his dedication to employee and faculty retention, in addition to a desire to be involved as a fixture in our community, made him the best choice to lead our district."
Dr. Rocky Valentine, originally from Ava, is a career educator in his 13th year of service in Missouri. His education training consisted of:
2006-2008: Bachelor of Arts History - MidAmerica Nazarene University
2009-2010: Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Secondary Social Science - Missouri State University
2010-2012: Master of Arts School Administration - Lindenwood University
2015-2016: Specialist in Education Administration - Lindenwood University
2019-2021: Education Doctorate in Education Administration - Lindenwood University
He began his career as a teacher and coach at Sparta School District before being promoted to Middle School Principal and then Superintendent. He currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of the Marshfield School District. He is married to Breanna, a registered nurse and LR graduate. Together they have 3 daughters Lyla, Lily, and Laney.
Dr. Valentine plans to be as involved as possible during the next semester to work with Dr. Randles to ensure a smooth transition. Dr. Valentine is excited about the opportunity to join the Wildcat family. “I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve the Logan-Rogersville School District for the 2023-2024 school year and beyond. My family and I are eager to get engaged in the many aspects that make LR such a great school and community. I look forward to working alongside the outstanding team members to continue the #WeAreLR traditions.”