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Michelle Miller Named District Social Worker


The West Plains R-VII School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Miller as the new social worker for the district, effective immediately. Ms. Miller, a dedicated and experienced counselor, has been a valued member of the West Plains Elementary (WPE) team, where she has made a significant impact on students' lives.

Ms. Miller will take on a dual role for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. This unique arrangement will allow her to seamlessly transition into her new responsibilities, providing vital support to students and their families. Starting on July 1, 2024, Ms. Miller will assume her role as a full-time school social worker, further enhancing the district's commitment to the well-being of our students.

"We are excited for Ms. Miller to bring her wealth of social work, community engagement, and school counseling experience into this role in an effort to serve our students and families," said Mr. Matthew Orchard, Director of Human Resources and Student Services. "Her dedication to the educational community and her passion for helping students succeed makes her the perfect fit for this important position."

As the school district's new social worker, Ms. Miller will play a crucial role in addressing the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students. She will work closely with students, parents, teachers, and community resources to provide comprehensive support and ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive in a safe and nurturing environment.