The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of Derrick Docket as the new Chief Communications Officer, effective February 1. Mr. Docket has worked for the WSD since 2018 as the Director of Marketing and replaces Mary LaPak, who has been named the new Executive Director of Communication for the Rockwood School District.

In his current role, Docket established the district's newly created marketing department, developing and managing advertising partnerships throughout the community. He was instrumental in the roll out of the new district logo and has supported the athletic and activities programs, as well as the graphic design needs of the WSD. He has also successfully recruited and mentored students in order to live-stream sporting events and create digital programs for games and performances. Prior to working for the WSD, Mr. Docket served as the Associate Commissioner of New Media & Technology for the Missouri Valley Conference for 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 grateful for the opportunity to serve the students, staff, and all stakeholders of the Wentzville School District in this role," shared Mr. Docket. "I've quickly learned that the WSD is a very special place and I look forward to sharing the stories that make our District exceptional."

Docket is a native of St. Louis and a graduate of Parkway West High School. He lives with his wife Brittany in St. Peters and they are expecting their first child later this year.