Central Office Personnel


Steven Meyers Ed.D.
 Becky Gallagher Ed.D.
Asst. Superintendent
Lauren Goddard, Ed.D.
Director of Special Services
David Taylor
Director of
Jim Schlichting
Director of Technology 
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Asst. Director of Special Services    
Jakqualyn Boden
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Linda Sharp
Asst. Director of Special Services

Message from the Superintendent

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year.

We have started year two in our efforts to become a student centered district, and the two biggest additions were the implementation of Eureka Math and Readers/Writers Workshop. Our elementary buildings, grades k-6, started this implementation last year, while our secondary buildings are making the transition this school year. This past Parent-Teacher conference looked a little different in the K-6 ELA and Math as our staff shared with parents where their students are based on standards and not a grade. This is a significant change based on our history and one that I believe will be more beneficial for our students and parents. This change was a product of best practices in particular grade levels (K-6) and one driven by our new curriculum in Math and ELA. We have had positive feedback, along with some concerns on this transition, but overall in year one it appears to be a positive transition. Also, I would like to put a big thank you out there to all our staff who have been working extremely hard to implement these changes and looking at things from a different lens. The impact of change is difficult for all but when everyone starts rowing in the same direction things are much smoother. Also, thank you to parents for their patience with this transition.

Many of our projects from the 2018 Bond campaign have been completed and are in the wrap up stages with punch items being finished in our new spaces. We would like to invite anyone interested in looking at our new spaces at the high school to come visit at Open House on December 2. We will be providing tours on that day after our Professional Development. We have not set the times, but we are looking at early evening for those tours. Our winter sports programs have started and practices and classes have been using our new auxiliary gym and new weight room. These are two of the new areas the public will see during our winter sports seasons. Please take time to come visit if your schedule allows.

Go Roosters! Go Chicks! Go Pleasant Hill!


Steven Meyers, Ed.D.



Message from the Assistant Superintendent

The Pleasant Hill R-III School District is committed to increasing student achievement and providing engaging and meaningful learning opportunities for all students. It is my responsibility to insure the district’s tradition of excellence continues. Our district’s accomplishments are the result of the combined efforts of a highly qualified staff, concerned parents, a supportive community, and capable students. By working together much has been accomplished and will continue to be achieved.

I invite you to explore the information contained within the website and learn more about the instructional program of our district. Please contact me if I can be of assistance.

Becky Gallagher, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent

District Personnel

Jackie Emo
Secretary to Superintendent

Candice Burnett
District Bookkeeper
Accounts Payable

Darlene Eslick
General Ledger Bookkeeper

Jessica Miller
Accounts Receivable
Core Data 

Abby Webb
Employee Benefits

Vickie Carter
Community Relations Coordinator

Andrew Guyer
Network Engineer

Sue Manion
Data Specialist

Carole Markey
Desktop Technician

Benjamin Anderson
Desktop Technician

Veronica Love-Hagelin
Process Coordinator / District Tester

Mariah Wurdeman
Special Services Process Coordinator

Shelley Hill
Special Services Secretary

Mandie Wesley
504 / Title II Coordinator

Nancy Bouchard
K-12 Counseling Secretary
504 / Title II / IEP Referral

Melissa Anderson
Childcare Director

Deputy Rick Lewis
School Resource Officer (SRO)

Susanne Dierking
Durham Bus Services
540-4610, ext. 6410

Southwest Food Service 
Steve Swigert