Ryan Beatty, Ed.S., Named Principal of Burke Academy

May 22, 2020

Ryan Beatty photo The Hickman Mills C-1 School District (HMC-1) Board of Education named Ryan Beatty, Ed.S., the new principal of Burke Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Beatty is currently in his third year as assistant principal at Ruskin High School.

“We are happy to have Mr. Beatty continue his work in HMC-1 in this new role,” said Board of Education President Wakisha Briggs. “He will be ready on day one to work with teachers, staff, parents and community partners to ensure Burke has a successful school year.”

Beatty has 20 years of experience as an educator. He has served in a variety of positions, including special education teacher and assistant principal at Grandview High School and principal of Plattsburg High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary special education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a master's degree in education leadership from Park University, and a specialist degree in school district leadership from William Woods University.

“Mr. Beatty distinguished himself as the best fit for Burke through his leadership at Ruskin, his rapport with students and his willingness to volunteer in the district when there is a need,” said HMC-1 Interim Superintendent Carl Skinner, Ed.D. “He has shown a commitment to student success, supporting teachers and academic growth.”

Beatty looks forward to providing learning experiences to meet each student’s educational goals. He will also work with staff to create firm, fair and consistent procedures that create a comfortable learning environment. Beatty also plans to reach out to community partners to form real world learning experiences for students.

“It is an honor to be selected as the new principal for Burke Academy,” said Beatty. “I am thrilled to be able to continue working alongside building and district leadership teams to ensure each student in the HMC-1 continues to have their unique educational needs met. I have truly enjoyed getting to know our students and community the past three years as an assistant principal at Ruskin High School.”

Beatty will begin his new role on July 1, 2020.