Willard Schools Announces Dr. Shannon Cuff as New Executive Director of Teaching and Learning


Willard School District Welcomes Dr. Shannon Cuff as Executive Director of Teaching and Learning

Willard, MO - The Willard School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Shannon Cuff as the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning effective July 1, 2023. In this role, Dr. Cuff will assist with the district’s academic programs and initiatives, working closely with students, principals, instructional coaches, and others to ensure academic excellence and continued student success. 

Dr. Cuff brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new position. She received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Secondary Education and English with a minor in Global Studies from Drury University, her Master’s in Education from Drury University, and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Literacy Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.She taught eleventh grade English in the Willard School District for six years before beginning her doctoral studies. 

“I am thrilled to return to the district where my career in education started to once again become a member of the Willard family,” said Dr. Cuff. “I am passionate about teaching and learning and cannot wait to support the great work of our students, staff, and faculty.”

Dr. Cuff’s career in higher education includes serving as a Literacy Education Instructor and Director of the Watson Literacy Center at Park University. She also served as the Dean of the School of Education and Child Development at Drury University before being named the Associate Provost of Adult, Online, and Graduate Education. 

“We are excited to have Dr. Cuff join our leadership team,” said Dr. Eric Wilken, Superintendent of the Willard School District. “Her experience and enthusiasm will be invaluable as we continue to provide the best possible learning environment for our students. 

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Shannon Cuff to the Willard School District. 

Willard Public Schools