The Lincoln County R-III School District announced a new position for the 2020-2021 school year: Director of Social and Emotional Learning and Supports, and have selected Dr. Amy Salvo for that role. 

Over the last several years, district leaders and the Board of Education have recognized the increasing need for support for students, families, and employees in the area of social and emotional learning. As a part of the duties assigned, this position will oversee the District Crisis Response Team, Mental Health Team, and District Counseling Program. It will work collaboratively with external support organizations as well as the LCR3 Academics and Student Services departments.  

Following a competitive interview process, the Lincoln County R-III Board of Education and Superintendent Penny announced Salvo as the new Director of Social and Emotional Learning and Supports, beginning in the 2020-20201 school year. The Director of Social Emotional Learning and Supports position was created out of an administration restructure following the retirement announcement of Dr. Connie Werkmeister, Director of Technology, Data, Food Services and Health Services. Werkmeister’s current department will be divided and allocated to other offices within the executive team to allow the District to dedicate a leadership position to social emotional learning and supports.

Salvo brings 17 years of experience in education to the position. She currently serves the district as the principal of Troy South Middle School (TSMS), where she has led the Titan Team since its inception. While at TSMS, Dr. Salvo has also implemented Learning Labs to focus on academics and social and emotional learning, facilitated the development of a school vision that focuses on a culture of kindness and presented at the National Model Schools Conference. Prior to that, Salvo was the principal at New Horizons High School, where she facilitated programming changes that allowed the number of students served to double at no additional cost to the district. 

She is looking forward to building relationships with students, families and colleagues through a new lens.

“The creation of this position shows the progressiveness of our district,” Salvo said. “I am excited to work with all stakeholders to build on our culture of superior instruction and trusting relationships.”