JCPS names principal of new high school

Ben Meldrum will start in role on July 1

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Jefferson City Public Schools announced its selection to lead the city's new high school

Ben Meldrum will officially take the role on July 1. 

Meldrum currently serves as principal for Simonsen 9th Grade Center and is involved with the construction process and staffing procedures for the second high school.  

“I am very humbled by the opportunity to be a part of something that is so special to our students, staff, community and school district,” said Meldrum. “I am looking forward to working with many others during this exciting time for JCPS.” 

Meldrum graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1996 and earned his undergraduate degree from Missouri State University, a master’s degree from the University of Central Missouri and Specialist of Education in Superintendency from William Woods University.  

In the last 17 years, Meldrum has worked with the district in a variety of roles including teacher at Nichols Career Center, assistant principal at Simonsen 9th Grade Center and his current post as principal there.


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