email Mrs. Mullen
Mrs. Jill Mullen is in her eleventh year as principal of SVMS, sixteenth year in Liberty, and nineteenth year in education. She started her teaching career in Liberty in the fall of 2000 as a sixth grade math teacher and taught math for four years at the middle level. While teaching, Mrs. Mullen was also the Liberty High School Head Volleyball Coach for two years. Her administrative career started at SVMS where she was the assistant principal to Dr. Vogelaar during the 2004-2005 school year.
In 2005, Mrs. Mullen returned to her home state of Wisconsin where she served as an associate principal at Greendale Middle School in the Greendale School District in Greendale, Wisconsin, from 2005-2008. She returned to the Liberty School District in August of 2008.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from The University of Iowa, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University, and a Specialist in Education Degree from Northwest Missouri State University in The Superintendency.
Mrs. Mullen has a passion for the middle level learner and has spent her entire career at the middle level. She loves seeing the growth that students make socially, emotionally, and academically during this time frame. She loves seeing students and teachers succeed in all that they do. Her charge is to continue the high expectations of SVMS and create a learning environment that is “student centered for student success.”
Mrs. Mullen enjoys spending time with her husband and children, and has been thrilled to see the love for learning in her own children. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, watch her children participate in their after school activities, exercise, watch sports of any kind, travel, continue in her own learning in the area of leadership, and challenge herself in all that she does.
2017 Received a LPS S.O.A.R. Award
2016 Completed The National Institute for School Leaders Institute Executive Development Program
2011 Greater Kansas City Metro Principal Association: Middle School Principal of the Year
2011 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve: Patriotic Employer
Member of ASCD, NASSP, MASSP, and GKCMPA
Email Mrs. Weakley
Phone - 816-736-7180
Mrs. Weakley began her career for Liberty Public Schools in 1991. She spent six years at LMS as a Math/CA/Social Studies teacher while coaching basketball at Liberty High School and volleyball at Liberty Junior High. Mrs. Weakley also spent one year as a fifth grade teacher at Manor Hill Elementary. She treasures her time as a teacher getting to know and work with so many quality teachers, administrators, students and parents in the Liberty community. “It has been so rewarding to grow myself in the community of Liberty. I love seeing students that I had in class now as parents.” She spent two years teaching at her alma mater in Diamond, Missouri where she taught Junior High Communication Arts and coached HS basketball.
Mrs. Weakley has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UMKC in Elementary Education, and both a Masters Degree and Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from NWMSU. She served as the Director of Summer School for six years before serving as an Assistant Principal at Alexander Doniphan for one year and Warren Hills Elementary for six years. Returning to the middle level has been an exciting move. “Working with the staff and students at South Valley is incredible. All staff are willing to jump in and do whatever needs done for student success. It is inspiring to come to work with this group every day. Middle level students are amazing!”
When not working Mrs. Weakley enjoys gardening, playing cards, traveling, and cooking. She loves sports of all kinds and watching students compete and grow through athletics and other extracurricular activities. “There are so many opportunities for students to get involved in their community. I highly recommend students participate in activities offered outside the regular school day.”
Mrs. Weakley also enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her husband Dan works for the Hickman Mills School District as the Executive Director of Operations. Paige, Blake and Quinn are active in many activities that keep them on the go. Paige attends the University of Minnesota Crookston playing basketball and golf while working toward a degree in Physical Therapy. Blake will attend Truman State University in the Fall working toward a Medical Science degree and playing football, while Quinn will be a Junior at Kearney High School active in volleyball, basketball, track and student government.
Email Mrs. Selock
Mrs. Jennifer Selock is in her second year as a traveling assistant principal of South Valley and Heritage Middle Schools, fifth year in Liberty, and seventeenth year in education. She started her teaching career in the North Kansas City School District in 2002 as a third grade teacher. She also taught second and fifth grade during her 12 year tenure.
Mrs. Selock joined Liberty Public Schools in 2014, teaching 6th grade English Language Arts at SVMS and co-sponsored the 8th grade cheer team for two years. In 2015, she taught the Missouri Option Program and was later assigned as the Academic and Behavioral Interventionist at Liberty Academy. In 2017, she started her administrative career as the traveling assistant principal between Shoal Creek Elementary and Heritage Middle Schools.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Missouri Western State University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University.
Mrs. Selock has a passion for working with diverse learners, supporting classroom instruction and intervention to increase student achievement and decrease behavioral risks. She enjoys the mentorship and collaboration with students, families, and staff, cultivating a community for academic and social growth.
Mrs. Selock enjoys spending time with her family, watching them succeed in their own learning and active lifestyles. When she is not with her family, she enjoys spending time with her friends and going on walks. Her love for learning motivates her to continue to grow and evolve as a leader in LPS.
2016-17 Teacher of the Year at Liberty Academy
2007 Teacher of Excellence at Fox Hill Elementary
2006 Teacher of Character at Fox Hill Elementary