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Dr. Bryan Painter Named as Principal of Tillman Elementary School

Today, the Kirkwood School District announced that Dr. Bryan Painter will serve as  permanent principal of Tillman Elementary School. Last year, Dr. Painter was appointed as interim principal for the 2023-24 school year.

Dr. Painter previously served as the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for eight years. Prior to that role, he led Keysor Elementary School for 16 years.

“During his time at Tillman and throughout his career, Dr. Painter has made his commitment to students clear,” said Dr. David Ulrich, Superintendent.  “We have heard positive feedback from staff, families and kids about his steady leadership and caring approach. We are so pleased that he will continue in this role in the coming years.”    

Dr. Painter received his education at University of Missouri-Columbia, including a Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Masters in Education and Bachelors of Science in Education. Prior to entering administration his experience included time as an elementary teacher in Columbia Public Schools and teaching pre-service education at University of Missouri-Columbia.