I attended State Fair Community College in Sedalia for two years and then transferred to Northwest Missouri State University and received my bachelors degree in education. In 2008 I completed by Masters in Administration through William Woods University.
I taught high school agriculture for five years and have been the K-12 Principal at Meadville R-IV School District for the past three years.
What are the greatest challenges in education today?
The ever changing accountability standards placed on public schools at the state and federal levels. Lack of funding on top of these demands creates a challenging work experience.
Why did you decided to become an educator?
I was blessed to have many quality educators in my educational experiences. I wanted to be like these educators and give back to our young people. I enjoy working with young people and having a role in helping them develop into successful young adults. Student success is what drives me to continue in this profession.
What are your goals in your new position?
I am a very student focused administrator who makes decisions based on what is best for kids. I want to see Macon High School students become successful in whatever they decide to do in life. It is my job as an educator to provide them with the opportunities and skills necessary to become successful in an ever- changing world.
More about Jeff:
I am 31 years old. I was born and raised on a farm north of Brookfield. I attended Brookfield school, graduating in 2000.
My wife Becky and I have three children. Ashley, 5, will be a kindergarten student at Macon Elementary School. Emmet is 3-years-old. He will be attending the Nuts & Bolts Preschool. Our youngest daughter, Isalene, is 18 months old.
Becky will be teaching first grade at Macon Elementary.
Interests & Hobbies
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, farming, hunting, fishing and being outdoors.