Rockwood School District
111 East North Street, Eureka, MO 63025
Phone (636) 733-2000 · Fax (636) 733-8851
Biography

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Email Dr. Eric Knost
636-733-2005

Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost keeps the district focused on unity, excellence and relationships.​  He was recently cited in the St. Louis-Dispatch as a "Top Confidence-Boosting Leader"​ for 2015.  Rockwood lauded their Superintendent for being an effective communicator who is positive and clear about his goals for the district. ​​​

The Superintendent is guided by the district's five goal areas to deliver on the Rockwood promise to ensure all students realize their potential: Student Learning, Highly Effective Staff, School Climate, District Finance and Governance.  This road map drives Rockwood initiatives and accountability at all levels.

Before joining Rockwood in July 2014, Dr. Knost served as superintendent for the Mehlville School District. However, he comes back to Rockwood where he served during his early years as an educator and leader. As an administrative intern and band director from 1989-1997, Dr. Knost shared his expertise at a variety of Rockwood schools, including Lafayette and Marquette High Schools, Crestview and Selvidge Middle Schools, plus Babler, Ballwin, Ellisville, Pond, Geggie, Westridge and Woerther Elementary Schools.    

"It is my sincere desire to lead the Rockwood School District in a way 
that will further solidify a community partnership and unite us
in our mission to help all kids thrive in this world."

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​​Education

Ed.D. in Education
St. Louis University

Master's Degree 
Education Administration
Lindenwood University

Bachelor's Degree
Instrumental Music and Education
Webster University

Work Experience

​2014
Superintendent
Rockwood School District​

2011-2014 
Superintendent
Mehlville School District

2006-2011
Deputy Superintendent
Mehlville School District

2005-2006
North Area Superintendent
Mehlville School District

2002-2005
Principal
Oakville High School
Mehlville School District

1997-2002
Assistant Principal
Parkway North High School
Parkways School District

1996-1997
Administrative Intern
Woerther Elementary
Rockwood School District

1989-1993
Director of Bands
Rockwood School District