Director of Crisp Bootheel Education Center Receives Award



April 14, 2005 – Dr. Rick Hux, director of the Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center in Malden, Mo., received the Outstanding Emeritus Educator Award April 10 from the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA).

Hux was one of eight educators to receive the association’s award at the MASA Spring Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort at Osage Beach, Mo..  The annual award is designed to recognize individuals for their length of administrative service, participation in MASA while an active member, significant accomplishments as a school administrator and continued interest in public education since retiring as a school superintendent.  Hux was nominated by his colleagues in the Southeast District of MASA.

Hux has 36 years of experience in University and public elementary and secondary education in Missouri, with 24 years as a public school administrator.  He has been serving as administrator of the Crisp Bootheel Education Center of Southeast Missouri State for the past five years.  Prior to this experience, Hux served as superintendent of Van Buren school district as well as the principal of Van Buren High School.  He also has served as principal of T.S. Hill Middle School and as the principal and assistant principal of Dexter High School.  Hux held teaching positions in physics at Southeast Missouri State College and positions at Dexter Public Schools.

Hux has degrees from both Southeast Missouri State University and St. Louis University.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in education with a major in mathematics and a minor in physics, a master’s degree in physics, and a specialist degree in educational administration.  Hux also has his doctorate in educational leadership.

A native of Essex, Mo., Hux now resides with his wife Annette and their son, Toppy, in Dexter.