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Welcome Dr. Eric Wilken!

Upon Dr. Derrick Hutsell’s retirement this summer, we’re excited to welcome Dr. Eric Wilken to the Willard Family as our Assistant Superintendent of Operations beginning July 1, 2021!

Dr. Wilken's Family

Learn a little more about Dr. Wilken below:

I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the Willard School District and community. I am excited to work alongside this amazing team to help grow student leaders and life-ready graduates.  I grew up in Aurora and moved to Skyline my senior year where I graduated. My wife Julie and I have three children; Cooper is a sophomore, Callie in 5th grade, and Camden, a 2nd grader. Julie is a RN and teaches in the nursing program at Southwest Baptist University on the Bolivar campus. 

Prior to coming to Willard, I spent 5 years teaching middle school math at School of the Osage, 4 years as Elementary Principal/Athletic Director at Weaubleau, and the last 11 years as Superintendent of the Weaubleau School District. I hold a Doctorate degree from Lindenwood University, a Masters from William Woods University, and a Specialist degree from Missouri State University. In my free time, I enjoy attending church, watching my kids participate in athletics, deer hunting, fishing, cruising the lake, attending sporting events, and spending time with my family.