Press Release

Dr. Eric Allen has been selected as Superintendent of the Eminence R-1 School District effective
July 1, 2022. Dr. Allen is currently Superintendent of Schools in the Alton R-IV School District and
has served in that position since 2013. Prior administrative experience includes Junior
High/High School Principal 2008-2013 in the Alton R-IV School District, Middle School Principal
2003-2007 and High School Principal 2007-2008 at East Carter County R-II Schools. Dr. Allen
was a Science teacher in Van Buren from 1997-2003 and in Bunker 1996-97. Dr Allen received
his Doctorate in Educational Administration May 2015 from Lindenwood University and
Specialist in Educational Administration from Southeast Missouri State University in December

The Board of Education is planning receptions to introduce Dr. Allen to staff members and to the
community in the near future. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Allen into our school
district and look forward to fully utilizing his excellent background in educational administration
leadership,” says Carl Younger, Board President. The search effort attracted a strong candidate
pool and was supported by the Missouri Association of Rural Education.