After 36 years of dedicated service to Camdenton School District, Dr. Paula Brown, principal of Camdenton Middle School, is setting her sights on a well-deserved retirement and spending more time with her loving husband, children and grandchildren.

After 36 years of dedicated service to Camdenton School District, Dr. Paula Brown, principal of Camdenton Middle School, is setting her sights on a well-deserved retirement and spending more time with her loving husband, children and grandchildren.

Paula began her career in 1980 as an art teacher for Camdenton High School after dancing as a Golden Girl and graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1991, she became a guidance counselor at CHS and in 2000, took on the position of assistant principal and director of Horizons Laker Educational Center. In 2007, she became the assistant principal of Camdenton High School and three years ago she was chosen to be the principal of Camdenton Middle School.

At CMS, she implemented Areas of Career Interest which provides opportunities for hands-on learning for middle school students as well as allowing them to begin exploring careers.

While with the Camdenton R-III School District, Dr. Brown has spearheaded several successful programs including, the A+ Program, International Baccalaureate and the Horizons Lake Educational Center. For the last couple years Dr. Brown has thoroughly enjoyed planning Camdenton R-III’s annual Veteran’s Day Assembly to honor our beloved veterans.

Paula truly loved all students and was renowned for developing programs that helped every student at Camdenton become the best he or she could be. She never gave up on the struggling students and also enabled the academically inclined students to reach their full potential.

Dr. Brown continually sought to better herself during her tenure at Camdenton. She received four degrees while at Camdenton School District which include a Master’s in Art Education from the University of Missouri, 1990; a Master’s in Education and Counseling from the University of Missouri, 1991; a Specialist in Educational Administration from Missouri State University, 1999; and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri, 2009.

Paula does not plan to sit still after retiring. She looks forward to traveling and chasing other dreams. She will continue to teach as an adjunct professor for Missouri State University and work as a consultant for the Southern Regional Educational Board. Paula also plans to share her love for art by opening an art academy and gallery in the Lake area.