Assistant principal recommended to take Battle High top job

Adam Taylor was school's first athletic director

COLUMBIA, Mo. - District leaders will recommend a new associate principal for Battle High School to the Columbia Board of Education with the plan that he take over the top job at the school in 2020. 

Adam Taylor, current assistant principal at Battle High, will be recommended for promotion to associate principal next school year and principal in the 2020-2021 school year, Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said in a news release. Taylor will work alongside then take over for Kim Presko, who will retire in 2020. 

Taylor was athletic director and assistant principal at Battle for battle at three years before his current job as assistant principal. He taught personal finance, business law and global business at Hickman High School for five years before that. Taylor has an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Missouri and master's and education specialist degrees from William Woods University. 

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