Dr. Anderson


Dear Dragon Families,

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve a sixth year as your Superintendent, and I have greatly enjoyed my time getting to know many of you. To tell you a little about myself, I have lived in the Truman Lake area for 25 years and love the many amenities the lake has to offer.  I have also had the privilege of being a part of the Bunceton School District for several years now, and have had the opportunity to meet many of you through community functions, city council meetings, and school events. I was born in Kansas City, and lived in San Diego, California until the age of 11, where my father was stationed on the U.S.S. Missouri, as a Naval MPA. When he retired from the Navy, my family came home to Missouri, and settled in Urich. I am from a very large family, with three of my own children, many, many foster children, and dozens of nieces and nephews. Needless to say, I enjoy spending most of my time following all of the children and supporting them in all of their many extra-curricular activities.

I love the small school culture, and have spent most of my life attending and working in small schools. I graduated from Sherwood High School in Creighton, Missouri. From there I was a student at Southwest Baptist University where I worked as a librarian and toured with All-Concert Choral. I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Central Missouri and my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Baker University. I have been a teacher, cheer coach, Special Education Teacher, Services Coordinator, and Director, Federal Programs Director, Curriculum Coordinator, assistant administrator/principal, and superintendent. I have also served on multiple legislative committees, participate in the Rural Education Cooperative, and as Native American Citizen I serve as an advocate for the Advancement of Native American Education.

 This will be my 30th year in education and I could not be prouder to serve the students, staff and constituents of this district. During my time as an educator, serving in a variety of roles, I have learned to keep an open mind and an open line of communication giving us the opportunity to grow together and continue our success as a fully accredited school district.

If you are new to the area, I am excited to welcome you and your family to Bunceton Schools. We are a “Small School with a Big Heart!”  I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new ones along the way. I am excited to come to school every day and am looking forward to maintaining our wonderful established community partnerships and establishing some new ones along the way! Remember, it’s a Great Day to Be a Dragon!