Dr. Matt Teeter, Superintendent
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.
Dr. Chris Templeton, Asst. Superintendent of Academics
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.
Dr. Derrick Hutsell, Asst. Superintendent of Operations
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.
District Office Hours
The District Office is open 7:30 AM-4:30 PM weekdays.Phone: 417-742-2584Fax: 417-742-2586
- Technology Building
- District Office
- Maintenance Office
- District Support Services
- Willard High School
- Special Services Office
- Transportation Office
- Stephanie Anderson
- Wayne Arnold
- Lisa Blankenship
- Ed Hammers
- Phil Robertson