Independence School District Adds Three New Faces to Administration Team
The ISD is excited to announce the newest members of our administrative team: Dr. Tony Robinson, Mr. Andy Turner, and Dr. Troy Sawyer.
Dr. Tony Robinson joins the ISD as a Director of Human Resources. He comes to us from Sikeston, Missouri, where he is currently serving as superintendent for the Sikeston R-6 School District. He began his career in education as a history teacher more than 26 years ago. He has also served as an assistant principal, director of secondary education, and deputy superintendent of secondary across several districts. Dr. Robinson received his undergraduate degree from Evangel University, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University, and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. He and his wife of 27 years have three children. He grew up in St. Louis County, Missouri. He served on the Missouri College and Career Attainment Network (MOCAN), SEMO Foodbank Board, and various other civic and nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Andy Turner joins the ISD as the Principal of Bryant Elementary. He comes to us from Smithton, Missouri, where he is currently serving as the elementary principal for the Smithton R-VI School District. Mr. Turner is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and William Woods University. He is currently in his 17th year of education. Throughout those seventeen years, he has spent 12 years as a classroom teacher and 5 years as an administrator. Andy and his wife Teri have been married for 15 years. They have four children; Jack (13), Annabella (12), Reagen (9), and Harrison (6).
Dr. Troy Sawyer joins the ISD as the Principal of Korte Elementary. He comes to us from Topeka, Kansas, where he is currently serving as the principal of a signature performing arts elementary school. Dr. Sawyer previously taught preschool through seventh grade in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri before moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado where he served as an assistant principal and district administrator. He has eight years of administrative experience. Dr. Sawyer’s family is in Kansas City, so he’s looking forward to moving home with his shih-tzu Harley.
Each of these administrators begins with the ISD July 1.