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New Bissett Elementary principal named for 2020-2021 school year

Springfield Public Schools is pleased to announce that Mrs. Erica Rosenbaum will serve as the next principal of Bissett Elementary, effective July 1 for the 2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Rosenbaum will follow Mrs. Marcie Stallcup who retires June 30.

“I look forward to joining the dedicated staff at Bissett Elementary to continue meeting the needs of all learners - both academically and socially,” said Mrs. Rosenbaum. “I am eager to collaborate with the Bissett community to continue providing a safe, positive and loving learning environment for all students.” Erica Rosenbaum

Mrs. Rosenbaum is a current learning specialist with the district, serving students at Bowerman, Truman, Twain, and Williams elementary schools, as well as Pleasant View K-8 School and the Shady Dell and Shining Stars early childhood centers. In that role, Mrs. Rosenbaum coaches teachers on curriculum implementation and instructional strategies, while also supporting building leaders with training, planning and other professional learning. Prior experience includes three years as a blended learning specialist at several elementary schools, including Bissett, and four years as a kindergarten teacher at York Elementary.

Mrs. Rosenbaum completed both her undergraduate work in elementary education and graduate work in educational technology from Missouri State University. She holds a specialist degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University.

“SPS and the Bissett family are pleased to welcome Erica to this important role,” said Dr. J. Anderson, executive director of elementary learning for SPS. “Her unique experience as a teacher and learning coach for students, staff and building leaders will serve especially well as principal.”