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Northwest R-I School District Board of Education Votes to Extend Superintendent Contract

Dr. Jennifer HecktorThe Northwest R-I School District Board of Education unanimously voted to extend the contract of Dr. Jennifer Hecktor, superintendent of the District, through the 2026-27 school year. Hecktor was hired for the superintendent role in 2021 and has been in the position since the beginning of the 2022-23 school year. While the salary has not been finalized, the Board and Hecktor have agreed in principle to the extension.

“Dr. Hecktor has proven to be a strong effective leader for the Northwest R-I School District,” said Mary Thomasson, Board of Education president. “The Board of Education commends Dr. Hecktor for her guidance and leadership in moving the District forward. The Board looks forward to working with Dr. Hecktor as she leads the Northwest R-I School District with passion and purpose, keeping students’ education as our top priority.”

“Lion Nation is an unbelievable place to learn, grow, and live,” said Hecktor. “Going into my third school year, our team is confident that we are moving forward in a positive direction for all of our students. We are proud of the dedication of every staff member as they bring their best to kids each day, and we are excited to continue to further expand opportunities for our students. It is an honor and a blessing to serve our community in this role."