Dr. Cain Resigns, Effective July

The WSD Superintendent accepts job as Rockwood School District Superintendent


Sruthi Ramesh

Dr. Cain speaks at the opening of North Point High School in the summer of 2021.

Sruthi Ramesh and Sean Bruce

This morning, Wentzville School District Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain announced that he would be resigning from his position. Dr. Cain will be finishing out the school year as superintendent, and will start serving as the Superintendent of the Rockwood School District on July 1

“My plan and focus will be to end this school year in the same manner that it began, focused on the needs of all kids, working to ensure that students and staff are safe, and continuing to look out for each other,” Dr. Cain said in a message to the WSD community, in an email sent out earlier this morning. This email came as a surprise to many families in the community who have watched Dr. Cain lead the Wentzville School District since 2013.

According to WSD Chief Communications Officer Brynne Kramer, the Board of Education approved the resignation at the closed meeting last night, Jan. 26. The night before on Jan. 25, the Rockwood School District Board of Education gave their recommendation to hire Dr. Cain in a special board meeting.

This news comes shortly after Dr. Cain was named the Missouri Superintendent of the year, as well as a finalist for the National Superintendent of the year.

Dr. Cain will be replacing Dr. Timothy Ricker of the Rockwood School District, who has served as interim superintendent since July 2021, following the retirement of Dr. Mark Miles.

“As an educator, parent, and patron of the community, I want to say thank you for each and every day that we have had together,” Dr. Cain expressed. “I wish you each, and this district and community collectively, nothing but the very best in the bright future that awaits the WSD.”

The appointment of the next WSD superintendent will be finalized by the Board of Education, presumably in the coming months.