Principal's Page

  • It is our pleasure to get to serve you and your children at school each day.  At Sorrento Springs Elementary, we strive to maintain increasingly high standards for student learning and development while also respecting and honoring the wonders of childhood.  We value the relationships we have with parents and families, so please help us get to know you better so that we can serve your family’s needs.  If you are new to the Sorrento Springs area, please give us a call and schedule a tour so that we may share this wonderful school community with you.    

                                                                                                    -Aaron and Jesse

    Dr. Aaron Wills has been the principal at Sorrento Springs Elementary School since 2018.  Prior to that, he was the principal at Claymont Elementary School in Parkway for 11 years.  He had previously served as the principal at Beaufort Elementary School in the Union RXI School district for five years.  He also spent eight years teaching elementary school in first grade, third grade, and fourth grade.  He was the Union Distinguished Services Educator of the Year in the spring of 2007, was presented with the Special Ambassador Award by the Special School District in 2012, and was honored with the Pillar of Parkway Award in 2016.  He enjoys listening to jazz music, creating board games, writing children's books, and playing fast-pitch wiffleball and slow-pitch softball.   He and his wife, Ann, have two grown children who are both graduates of the Parkway School District. 

    Ed.D.   Doctorate in Educational Leadership - University of Missouri St. Louis
    M.S.     Master of Science in Educational Administration – Southwest Baptist University
    M.A.    Master of Arts in Elementary Education – Truman State University
    B.A.     Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Truman State University
    Proud graduate of Parkway West High School, Parkway West Middle School, and Henry Elementary School


    Jesse Burkett has been the assistant principal at Sorrento Springs Elementary School since 2020.  Prior to that, he was the instructional coach at Sorrento Springs for two years.  He also taught second, third, and fourth grades in the Hazelwood and Parkway School Districts.  He enjoys running outdoors, listening to his records, and playing basketball.  He and his wife, Cody, have two young daughters who proudly attend Parkway schools.  

    M.S.    Master of Science in Educational Administration - Lindenwood University
    B.A.      Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - University of Missouri Columbia