Every Child, Every Day, Whatever It Takes!

McDonald County R-1 School District


  • Nationally Recognized Educational Leader

    to Address McDonald County Staff



        McDonald County School District is hosting one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness. Dr. Todd Whitaker  has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and he has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals.

        Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. He was also a middle school coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools.

        Todd has written over 30 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Shifting The Monkey, Dealing With Difficult Teachers, 10 Minute Inservice, The Ball, What Great Principals Do Differently, Motivating & Inspiring Teachers, and Dealing With Difficult Parents.

        Todd will address McDonald County R-1 Staff during the Fall Inservice on Friday, August 22,2016.  


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    US News and World Report Awards MCHS 

    McDonald County High School was recognized for the fourth year in a row by US News and World Report. The magazine ranked over 20,000 high schools from across all 50 states. MCHS earned a Bronze Medal and recognized in both the national and state rankings.  The periodical ranks schools according to student achievement on state mandated testing and on college preparedness.  




    US News and World Report Ranking of MCHS

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