Wheaton High School students and patrons will see a new face as Michael Evans, of Seneca, takes the reins of high school principal beginning in July.
Evans has most recently served as counselor for Seneca High School from 2008 to 2011, as well as the district's testing coordinator, advisory coordinator and freshman transition coordinator. He has worked within the district to reduce the drop-out rate and has conducted a number of professional development activities.
Evans worked at McDonald County High School as a counselor and testing coordinator from 2004 to 2008, and at Neosho High School as an instructor in speech communication, theatre and English. He also served as a counselor and testing coordinator at that district.
Currently, Evans is seeking his education of science degree in administration from William Woods University in Fulton. Evans expects to graduate in December of this year.
He attended Missouri State University in Springfield from 1999 until 2002 where he received a master of science degree in guidance and counseling. He also attended Missouri Southern State University in Joplin from 1992 through 1995, where he received a bachelor of science in education in speech communication, theatre education and English.
Evans will continue to reside in Seneca with his wife and children.