Liberty Memorial Central Middle School principal leaving district as discussion of repurposing school gets underway

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Anne Hawks, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School principal

The principal of Liberty Memorial Central Middle School will be leaving the Lawrence school district to accept a position in the Kansas City, Missouri, area, the district announced Monday.

Principal Anne Hawks’ last day with the district will be June 30, pending school board approval.Hawks has accepted an administrative position in a suburban Kansas City, school district, the release said.

This is Hawks’ third year as principal of LMCMS. She previously served two years as the school’s assistant principal and five years as a K-12 curriculum specialist for the Lawrence district from 2007 to 2015.

“Dr. Hawks led LMCMS through an especially challenging time for schools due to the global pandemic. I appreciate her student-centered focus and her decade of service to the district and wish her well as she pursues her professional goals,” Superintendent Anthony Lewis said.

Hawks said it had been an “honor and privilege to serve” as principal.

“The LMCMS staff is a family. They show up for each other. I am exceedingly proud of all the LMCMS students I have worked with over the years. They have a special energy and enthusiasm that I appreciate very much,” she said in the release.

The district will evaluate this vacancy as part of its budget planning process. The school board recently approved using the 2023-2024 school year to engage the community in a repurposing of LMCMS’ educational program.


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