Administrative Experience

  • 21st as a building level administrator
    10 years  Thayer High School Principal
    11 Years  West Plains High School Asst. Principal
     34th year in Education
    1 Year     Couch R-1
    2 Years    Northland Christian School, Houston TX
    6 Years    Tipton Co. TN Schools
    4 Years    Memphis City Schools 
    10 Years  Thayer R-2
    11 Years    West Plains R-7
  • Kevin Hedden
    Assistant Principal
    Phone: (417) 256-7152
    Best Time to Reach Me:  7:30 – 4:00 M-F
    Adminstrative Assistant:  Nicole Harris


  • Born: West Plains, MO
    Undergraduate Study:  
    B.S. Secondary Ed (Physical Education/Health) Freed-Hardeman University (TN)

    Graduate Study:  

    M.A. Educational Leadership Trevecca University (TN)

    Ed. Specialist Educational Administration Mo. State University

Professional Memberships

    • SW Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals SwMASSP
    •       Sec-Treas   2005-06
    •       President    2006-07
    • MASSP
    • NASSP
    • National Beta Club, Missouri
    •       State Council Member 2003-06, 2014-17

Personal & Professional Interests

  • Family - Jamie, married 30 years.  Children - Meghan (Brice) and Baylee ; Grandson - Levi
    Interests - St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, Working in the Yard, Fishing