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Duane Widhalm, Ed.D.


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Arkansas State University
    • Dissertation: "Factors Related To Selected Superintendents' Use of Education of Gifted Program Evaluation Data"
  • Ed.S. in Educational Administration-Superintendency, Missouri State University
  • M.A. in Educational Administration, Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Physical Education/Health and History, Central Methodist University

Selected Publications

  • Dissertation- Factors Related To Selected Superintendents' Use of Education of Gifted Program Evaluation Data
  • Lebanon R-3 Newsletters to Staff and Media

Selected Presentations

  • Bond Issue Presentations
  • Yearly State of the School District to Civic Organizations
  • Yearly Presentations to Staff

Related Experience

  • Served on Board with Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Adjunct Professor at Southwest Baptist University 2012-2016

Professional Organizations

  • Southwest Missouri Association School Administrators
    • President, 2002-2003
  • Missouri Association of School Administrators
    • Various committees
  • American Association of School Administrators
  • Missouri Association of School Business Officials
  • Missouri/Kansas Superintendent Forum
  • Ozark Education Research Initiative
  • Red Cross
    • Advisory Member

Honors and Awards

  • Southwest Missouri Pearce Award Nominee. 2014-15. This was the highest award recognizing regional superintendents on a yearly basis.
  • Rotary Board Vice-President
  • Technology and Career Center Leadership Award

Church/Community Service

  • Attends St. Francis deSales Catholic Church
  • Assist with programs for the needy such as coat drives, food drives, food backpack program