The Rock Port School Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on April 11, 2018. Following their executive session Donnie Parsons was named as the 2018-19 High School Principal. Donnie is a 2005 graduate of Rock Port. Following high school Donnie attended Northwest Missouri State University, where he received a degree in elementary education.
Donnie started his teaching career at Rock Port as a sixth grade teacher. Later he moved to the junior high where he taught math.
Donnie is married to Stephanie (Burge) Parsons a 2008 Rock Port graduate.  Stephanie is a business teacher at Tarkio R-I and they have one son Dreyton.
When asked if he was excited he said “I’m looking forward to serving the district where I was raised. Rock Port has a great school system and I want to help carry on that tradition.”