Mrs. Marilyn Maier
I began serving the High Point R-III School District as Superintendent/Principal July 1, 2017. My previous experience was serving as a teacher in the Cole County R-I School District. In my 14 years there, I taught middle school special education, 6-8 grade science, 7-8 math, as well as working as an interventionist for grades 2-4.
I have been married 12 years to my husband, Gary. We have three children, one daughter and two sons. They too, are High Point Blue Jays.
As the administrator, my role is to support the learning of our students, by supporting the growth and learning of our teachers and leading by example. Our students live in an ever changing world and as educators, it is our job to meet students where they are and help prepare them for their future. We must challenge our students and inspire them to achieve excellence in all they do.
I use my basic beliefs to establish a foundation to accomplish my goals as a school administrator. They are: the students are the only reason we are here, our faculty/staff is our number one asset, and we accomplish more with teamwork. I use my leadership to improve the performance of students and staff by building relationships, highlighting the positives, and teamwork. I have high expectations for students, staff and myself. To meet student performance objectives, I use data-driven decision making. All educational decisions will be based on student performance and how best to meet the students’ learning needs. I engage the staff in the decision-making so they have ownership. By establishing a climate of ownership and teamwork, the staff is more productive. I also involve the community and parents in the school by promoting student accomplishments and activities in the community to establish a foundation of support.