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    Amy Ross, Ed.D.
    Director of Special Services
    305 Valley View Drive
     Phone: (417) 255-8676 ext. 4576
    Best Time to Reach Me:  
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Administrative Assistant: Kimberly Wade
    & Tracy Whisnant
      Professional Responsibilities
    Special Education, Gifted, English Language Learners, Homebound Services, Homeless/Migrant Liaison, Bridges, and Foster Liaison
      Administrative Experience
    I have been in education for 15 years.   This will be my seventh year serving as the Director of Special Services for the West Plains R-VII School District.
    Born: West Plains, MO
    Undergraduate Study:  Missouri State University - BS in Elementary Education, Middle School Communication Arts and Social Studies, Early Childhood, and Special Education. 
    Graduate Study: Missouri State University - MA and Ed.S. Superintendency in Educational Administration
    Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Administration Lindenwood University
    Year(s) @ West Plains Public Schools:12 years in West Plains and 15 total years in education
      Professional Memberships
    • National Association of Special Education Teachers
    • Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education
    • Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA)
      Personal & Professional Interests
    Family - I have been married for 25 years to my husband John.  We have two wonderful children, a daughter Kaitlyn married to Logan and a son Dalton married to Abbi.  I also have two beautiful grandsons named Lukas and Reece, with another on the way. 
      Favorite Quotes
    "Every child is born full of creativity.  Nurturing it is one of the most important things educators do.  Creativity makes your students better communicators and problem solvers.  It prepares them to thrive in today's world and to shape tomorrow's."  Apple