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New principal named for Hillcrest High School

Rob Kroll Springfield Public Schools has selected Dr. Rob Kroll to serve as the next principal of Hillcrest High School, effective July 1.
Dr. Kroll is currently principal at Jarrett Middle School, where he has served as the building leader since 2013. He began his career with Springfield Public Schools in 2003 when he joined the staff of Reed Middle School as a teacher. In 2010, he became an assistant principal at Pershing K-8 School. 
“We are pleased that Dr. Kroll will continue his leadership service at Hillcrest High School,” said Dr. Shane Dublin, executive director of secondary learning. “For the past six years, he has made a positive impact at Jarrett where he has demonstrated his effective leadership and dedication to building positive relationships with students and staff.”
Dr. Kroll said he looks forward to the opportunity to serve at the high school level where he will be able to positively impact more students. “I am eager to provide support and leadership to teachers, students and the north Springfield community,” he said. “My goal is to promote a rigorous educational environment while building deep and meaningful relationships with those I serve at Hillcrest.” 
Dr. Kroll earned a doctorate of educational leadership and policy analysis from University of Missouri--Columbia. He received a master’s in educational administration and a bachelor’s in middle school education from Missouri State University.