Hello! I am Shawn Poyser and am honored to be in my 4th year as your Superintendent. I am continually impressed by our community and all we have to offer. Our school district is supported in so many ways, most recently an overwhelming 72% approval for Prop S!
Originally from Northern Indiana / Western Ohio, I have called Missouri home for almost 4 decades, with most of the time spent in Southwest Missouri. In 1986, I graduated from Stockton and attended SMS (Missouri State) where I earned a bachelor's degree in Finances. After graduation, I returned to school and earned teacher certifications in Business and Social Studies. In 2000, I graduated with a master's degree from MSU in Educational Administration. Later, I earned my specialist and doctorate degrees from Lindenwood, where I now serve as an adjunct education professor.
My wife, Laurie, and I have four children, Jessica, Erica, Curtis, and Shane, as well as two grandchildren: Winnie Marie and Buddy (Little B).
Our children are all grown with the exception of Shane, who is currently an active 7th grader at JBMS. Laurie teaches 4th and 5th grade Math at North Elementary. Over the years I have worn many hats including Business and Social Studies teacher, Athletic Director, Middle School Principal, along with FBLA, Class, NHS, and Yearbook sponsorships. Most people in my career have called me "Coach" since I spent so many years coaching, including the last three years in youth football, basketball, and baseball at Warsaw.
We are certainly proud to be a part of this community, where we make our home on the Sweet P Ranch with good horses, good dogs, and a black cat!
Dr. Shawn Poyser
Superintendent of Schools