Dr. Matt Teeter, Superintendent

  • Dr. Teeter

    Dr. Teeter joined the Willard family in 2017 as Superintendent of Schools. 

    My family and I feel blessed to make Willard our Home. Our family's passion is to positively impact the lives of others, I grew up in Germany, as a son of missionaries. My wife, Suzanne and I met in Fayette, MO in the 8th grade and we've been best friends ever since. We have a son, Leyton, and two daughters, Eva and Darci. Prior to Willard, I served as the Superintendent of Smithton R-VI.  Prior to my role as Superintendent, I was principal of Smithville Middle School for 4 years. I've also had experiences at Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Mexico School District. I hold my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University, Educational Specialist Degree from William Woods University, and Masters and Bachelors degrees from Truman State University. In addition, I have taught graduate courses for William Woods University since 2009. I enjoy family time, zoos, learning, officiating, and walking.

    Email) mattteeter@willardschools.net   Phone) 417.742.2584     Follow @drmattteeter on Twitter Bird

Dr. Chris Templeton, Asst. Superintendent of Academics

  • Dr. Chris Templeton

    Dr. Templeton joined the Willard family in 2017.

    It is such a privilege to serve the students and families of Willard School District. My husband, Dave, and I love the area. My passion is positively impacting lives and making a difference for kids!

    My three children, Erin, Rob, and Lauren are grown and married. Erin and her husband have four of my grandchildren - Madyson, Daegan, LIllian, Hayden - and live in Branson. Rob and his wife live in the Houston, Texas, area. Lauren, and her husband live in Las Vegas with my other two grandchildren - Logan and Alexis. My six grandkids are my pure joys in life!

    I earned my Bachelors, Masters, and Specialist Degrees from Missouri State University. I earned my Doctorate Degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. I have served as an adjunct teaching graduate courses in administration for Missouri State University and Southwest Baptist University. I taught sixth grade, spent twelve years as a building principal from primary grades through middle school, and have spent ten years serving at the central office level in three districts. I currently serve on the P-12 Advisory Council for Western Governors University, the Board for Greater Ozarks Cooperating School Districts (GOCSD), and I am the President Elect of Learning Forward Missouri. Having the privilege of serving others and giving back to the field of education is an incredible honor.

    Email) christempleton@willardschools.net   Phone) 417.742.2584   Follow @ChrisVTempleton on Twitter bird

Dr. Derrick Hutsell, Asst. Superintendent of Operations

  • Dr. Derrick Hutsell

    Dr. Hutsell joined the Willard Family in 2017.

    I am extremely honored to be a team member of the Willard School District.  I grew up on a family dairy/beef farm outside of Mtn. Grove, Missouri.  My parents instilled high character, a deep work ethic and a passion to help others.  My wife Cindy and I have four children.  Kelsie is a pre-school teacher at Aurora, Kamryn is a Nurse at Cox Hospital, Kyla is a pre-med major at College of the Ozarks, and Jace, our son, attends college at MSU-West Plains.  Prior to Willard, I spent 21 years in the Willow Springs School District with 11 of those years as Superintendent.  I hold a Doctorate degree from Lindenwood University and received my masters and specialist degree’s from Missouri State University.  In addition, I have taught doctorate level graduate courses for Lindenwood University since 2009.  I thoroughly enjoy hunting, farming, snow skiing, lake time, sporting events, and spending time with my family.  

    Email) derrickhutsell@willardschools.net   Phone) 417.742.2584   Follow @DerrickHutsell on Twitter Bird

District Office Hours

  • The District Office is open 7:30 AM-4:30 PM weekdays.

    Phone: 417-742-2584
    Fax: 417-742-2586 

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