At the Dec. 17 meeting, the Rockwood Board of Education approved Mary LaPak as the new Rockwood executive director of communication, effective Feb. 1.
LaPak is the chief communications officer for the Wentzville School District, a position she has held since 2014. She began her work in Wentzville as the community relations specialist in 2009.
In Rockwood, LaPak will have primary responsibility for internal and external communications through district and school websites, video production, multiple social media platforms and local media.
She replaces Alex Fees, who left the district to return to television news reporting.