The Melissa Independent School District recently announced Kim Boedeker has been promoted to deputy superintendent.

Boedeker has served as executive director of academic leadership for the district for the last four year and recently completed her 14th year as an educator in Melissa. In her new position, Boedeker will continue to serve Melissa schools alongside Superintendent Keith Murphy and Deputy Superintendent Robert Rich, as well as the executive leadership team.

“Melissa is a place that I am so very grateful that I get to be a part of, daily,” Boedeker said in a press release announcing her promotion. “The spirit and excellence of our schools and community bring me so much joy. Beginning my fifteenth year in Melissa, I have been blessed to walk the halls and the community as a teacher, an assistant principal, principal, district administration, and as a parent, and all humble me to my knees. Whichever hat I have the honor of wearing, I want to serve our students, staff, parents and community. My favorite team is Team Melissa.”

Prior to joining the executive leadership team, Boedeker served for three years as the principal of Melissa Middle School. She started her career in Melissa as a kindergarten teacher in 2005. Between 2006 and 2012, Boedeker served as a fourth grade teacher, an elementary assistant principal and a middle school assistant principal.

“I’ve been in education for a long time and worked with many different people, and I believe that Kim Boedeker is one of the best,” Murphy said in the press release. “She was highly successful as a middle school principal and later as our Executive Director of Academic Leadership. She has gone above and beyond any of my expectations. I am so very excited to work with her as a Deputy Superintendent. It was important for Mrs. Boedeker to be acknowledged for her work at Melissa Schools.”

Melissa Middle School Principal Marcus Eckert said Boedeker exemplifies Melissa ISD’s core values and “craves the success of every student” in the community.

“Melissa ISD is a special district in a special time and place because of leaders like Kim Boedeker,” Eckert said in the press release. “Kim has a passion for coaching staff and students in continual improvement, and works closely with MISD school administrators providing leadership support, guidance, and mentoring. MMS is excited about her new role as Deputy Superintendent, as it will give her a larger platform to support the district with her curriculum, instruction, and professional leadership expertise.”

Boedeker said she and her husband, Brent, have had three Melissa Cardinals daughters. Their eldest, Madi, graduated from Melissa High School in 2014, Alli graduated in 2017 and Malori is set to graduate in 2020.