Rockwood School District Board of Education
directors Dr. Keith Kinder, Lynne Midyett and Randy Miller will start new three-year terms on the board in April.
Their terms were set to end this spring, but they filed candidacy for new terms during the filing period that ended Jan. 21. Pursuant to Missouri Statute 115.124, the district will not hold an election for new three-year terms on the Rockwood Board of Education because the number of candidates filing is equal to the number of open positions. Kinder, Midyett and Miller will be sworn into office at the school board’s reorganization meeting Thursday, April 16
Kinder was first elected to the Rockwood Board of Education in 2011. A career educator, he previously worked for Rockwood as both associate principal and principal for three of the district’s high schools. Currently, he is an assistant professor of education at Maryville University, helping prepare teachers and administrators for advanced master’s and doctoral degrees in education.
Midyett, the current board vice president, was appointed to the board in June 2016. She has a history of service in public education, including her work as the former Assistant Superintendent of Partner Districts with Special School District (SSD). She began her career as a special education teacher serving Rockwood students. Midyett’s family has lived in Rockwood for many years, her children graduated from Marquette High
, and she currently has a grandchild attending Kehrs Mill Elementary
Miller, who was first elected to the board in 2017, spent his career designing and building smart home systems and currently is a stay-at-home dad. He spent four years serving in the Stanton Elementary
PTO before being elected to the school board, with which he has served on the Communications, Outreach and Public Engagement committee board, the SSD governing council and as one of three Missouri School Boards’ Association delegates with the district.