Professional Responsibilities

  • Help provide high quality instruction and a safe, effective environment for the students and families we serve at West Plains Middle School.  

Administrative Experience

  • 3 years part time assistant administrator at Liberty Middle School in Mountain View, Missouri.  

    2 years as Assistant Principal at West Plains Elementary. 

    2nd year as Assistant Principal at West Plains Middle School.

  • Name: Matthew Orchard
    Title: Assistant Principal - West Plains Middle School
    Phone: (417) 256-7152 ext. 4204
    Best Time to Reach Me:  7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  • Born: Mountain View, Missouri
    Undergraduate Study: Bachelor of Science - Criminology and Sociology - Missouri State University
    Graduate Study:  
    Teaching Certification through Master of Arts in Teaching  - Missouri State University
    Master of Educational Administration - William Woods University
    Ed. Specialist - Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis - University of Missouri - Spring 2020
    Year(s) @ West Plains Public Schools: 4

Professional Memberships

    • Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals

Personal & Professional Interests

  • Family -  My wife is Whitney and we have 2 daughters, Myah (17) and Norah (8).  Both Myah and Norah attend West Plains Schools.
    Interests - My family and I make it a priority to spend time together outdoors.  I also enjoy being active in my church, hunting, and fishing.
    When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
    -William Arthur Ward-