Dr. Eric Findley
My name is Eric Findley and I am looking forward to working with students, staff, and patrons of the High Point R-3 District. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from Southwest Missouri State, I then earned my Master of Education in Administration from William Woods University. I also earned my Educational Specialist in Leadership in Superintendency from Lincoln University and my Doctor of Education in Leadership in Teaching and Learning from Missouri Baptist University. I could not be happier to return to that small rural school atmosphere similar to the small town I grew up in Gerald, Missouri. I have been working in the education field for twenty years. I have been a classroom teacher for eleven years and an administrator for nine. I spent fifteen of those years coaching a variety of sports and sponsoring numerous extracurricular activities. I am very student centered and love taking good programs and seeing how I can improve them. I have taught many grade levels from elementary physical education to secondary English, to teaching administration courses as I am also an adjunct professor at William Woods University. I really enjoy being involved coaching students be it physical education with elementary kids or a powder puff game with high school student council. I have been running the Missouri Options program in an alternative school for the past two years where I get to see at risk students succeed. Seeing students or former students succeed in life gives me pride in my work and reminds me that my efforts are beneficial.
In addition to my career in education, I have owned a small business and continue to love serving my community and former clients. I have been married to my wife Jill for twenty-nine years. We have two sons, Tyler who is seventeen and Levi who is fifteen. We enjoy doing many outdoor activities together. We like to hunt, camp, boat, golf, watch drag racing, and build classic cars. I am excited to begin working with the staff at High Point and look forward to getting to know the community.