The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of Derrick Docket as Director of Marketing. This is a new position created as part of a strategic plan to open advertising opportunities within the District. “This is something we have been looking at doing for some time,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain. “In the past, there has been a hesitation to allow advertising in our schools, but we believe that the time is right to partner with our local businesses who want to support our students and invest in our success as a growing and well-respected District. We have spent time over the last few years meeting with marketing consultants as well as other school districts who are doing this successfully and in a tasteful way. As the fastest growing school district in the state, we owe it to our taxpayers to examine alternative funding sources. Ultimately it is our hope that advertising will benefit not only our students, but all stakeholders, while also strengthening our partnerships within this fine community.”
Docket is currently serving as the Associate Commissioner of New Media & Technology for the Missouri Valley Conference where he has worked for the past seven years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design/digital imaging with a minor in advertising and promotion from Missouri State University. “I am very excited about the opportunity to develop a marketing and advertising plan for the Wentzville School District,” said Docket. “As the fastest growing district in Missouri, there is a lot of opportunity to position the WSD in the marketplace. I can already see the pride that the community has in the district and I look forward to working with everyone and developing lasting partnerships.” Docket will begin in his new role at the Wentzville School District in January and he will assist in developing the new marketing and advertising plan with a roll out to the community tentatively planned for spring.