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Mrs. Joan Dietrich

  • I am so excited to be a part of the West Plains Public School system and to have the opportunity to work with your son / daughter.  I will be working as the JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) specialist at West Plains High School and Zizzer Pride Academy.  

    I grew up in Southeast Missouri and attended Southest Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. Upon graduation I worked for Congressman Bill Emerson on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and in Cape Girardeau.  After three years in this positon, I accepted a position as the County Executive Director of the the USDA office in Pike County, Missouri.  I have also worked for Edward Jones as a retirement specialist.  

    My husband, Matt, and I moved to West Plains nineteen years ago and have throughly enjoyed raising our four children in this wonderful community.  In our free time we enjoy sports, swimming, and floating the beautiful rivers in the Ozarks.

    I look forward to working with your son / daughter to prepare them for the workforce.  I welcome any comments, questions or concerns you may wish to share.  Thank you for this opportunity to be a part of your child's education.

  • Bachelor of Science from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO