A former teacher, coach, professional development instructor and assistant school superintendent recently took the helm of the Meramec Valley R-III School District’s finances.
Dr. Jeff Haug joined the district as business manager and chief financial officer (CFO), with responsibility for the budget at the beginning of the school year.
The new CFO has an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a master’s degree in educational administration from Lindenwood University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in history from Truman State University.
He also holds a Missouri superintendent certification principal certification and lifetime teaching certification.
As a social studies teacher at St. Dominic High School and McCluer North High School, Haug coached boys varsity basketball, boys varsity baseball and girls varsity soccer.
He also has crafted professional development presentations for teachers and administrators that included leadership, emergency response and school safety, character education, learning structures and teacher evaluation.
As principal at Winfield Middle School from 2006 to 2009, Haug concentrated on increasing student proficiency in communication arts, math and MAP scores, increasing attendance and increasing the number of students reading at grade level from 34 percent to 72 percent.
In 2009, he was named director of support services at Winfield School District with responsibility for transportation and the $1.2 million transportation budget.
As principal at Wright City Middle School, Haug introduced character education and created a scholar’s society.
From 2013 to present, Haug served as assistant superintendent for instruction at Hazelwood School District with responsibility for supervision, instruction and curriculum for 12 schools, as well as the district budget.
Haug and his wife Robyn were married 19 years ago in June. They live in Brentwood. His wife teaches English and coaches debate at Brentwood High School.
The couple has two children, Meghan, who will be a junior, and Ben, who will be a sophomore, this year.