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𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭 𝐁𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐃𝐫. 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬


The West Plains School District Board of Education has appointed Dr. Wesley Davis to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for the 2022 - 2023 school year. The decision follows the resignation of Dr. Lori Wilson, who has been named the incoming assistant superintendent of Ozarks School District.  

Dr. Davis is currently serving as the assistant superintendent for the district. He has also served in the roles of the district’s Director of Human Resources and Student Services and the West Plains Middle School Principal. He served as the superintendent of Cabool R-IV School District from 2003 to 2015 and also as superintendent at Greenfield R-IV School District from 2002 to 2003. 

“The board believes that Dr. Davis is the most qualified to serve as the next Superintendent of the West Plains School District,” said Jim Thompson, President of the Board of Education. “Dr. Davis has demonstrated a strong commitment to the district over the last seven years. He is devoted to our vision, and the appointment of Dr. Davis as Superintendent will provide a smooth transition and optimum stability for our schools.”

With a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University, Dr. Davis has over 20 years of successful administrative experience.  He also obtained his Bachelors’ of Science in Education, Master’s of Science in Education Administration, and Specialist in Education Administration all from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

Dr. Davis is married to Stacy Davis and has three children; Justin, Cody, and Michael. He will begin his duties as superintendent on July 1, 2022.