Mr.  Ron  Franklin
660-563-2260       Email

Principal's Corner

Welcome to Knob Noster Middle School!





My name is Mr. Ron Franklin. This will be my first year serving as the principal at Knob Noster Middle School. I look forward to the opportunity of joining the incredible team of professional educators that are assembled in this building. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with this staff, students, and community on the mission to bring the Knob Noster R VIII school district from “Good to Great”.

I am entering my twentieth year in education, sixteen of those years I spent in the classroom at Pleasant Hill High School.  This will be my fourth year in administration; the three previous years were at Green Ridge R-VII as the 7-12 principal.  I have embraced the middle school concepts as well as the development of the Knob Noster school district as a Professional Learning Community.  I believe the set up that has been established at Knob Noster will allow us a better format to prepare our students for high school and instill the college and career ready skills that are needed for their success.

I want to echo and continue the traditions and accolades of my predecessor by reiterating that Knob Noster Middle School has a committed teaching staff of highly-qualified professionals that provide a student-centered learning experience that engages students and incorporates the varied learning styles and abilities of middle school aged students. Knob Noster Middle School prides itself in providing a safe and caring learning environment. Through our Professional Learning Community and Common Core alignment we are creating a curriculum that is challenging, promotes students' confidence in their abilities, creates passion as they look into opportunities in their future, and creates enthusiasm to explore possibilities as they become lifelong learners who are responsible, productive citizens.

Information about a student's progress is readily available through the school's Parent Portal or by contacting teachers directly. We are excited to partner with KNMS parents and families in the education of our students. Please feel free to contact me at KNMS at 660-563-2260 with questions or concerns.


Mr. Ron Franklin, Principal



Greetings, Knob Noster!

My name is Julie Andrade and I have been in education for 14 years. Ten of those years were spent as a language arts teacher right here at Knob Noster Middle School!  The great thing about KNMS is that the entire staff of Knob Noster Middle School is dedicated to students’ academic and personal growth. We provide a rigorous curriculum supported by intervention and incentive programs to promote this growth. It is my belief that the best way to ensure this growth is to provide each student with a safe environment that is both caring and appropriately challenging. I work to create this type of culture by communicating clear and consistent expectations for all students.  Another important step in this process is by pursuing active communication between home and school.  I invite you to please feel encouraged and welcomed to visit or call me at my office to discuss any concerns you may have.

I look forward to the 2013-2014 school year which promises lots of opportunities for learning and growth! 

Mrs. Julie Andrade, Assistant Principal