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Principal: Dr. Chris Early

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Dr. Early started his career in education in 1998 as a middle school English teacher in the Gower C-1 School District. In 2000, he moved to the Saint Joseph School District and taught English at Benton High School before moving to Lafayette High School in 2003, where he taught English, gifted humanities, and ACT prep until 2013. From 2013 to 2018, he served as an instructional coach, vice principal, and principal at Lafayette High School.

Dr. Early has his certification in gifted education through the University of Missouri, his masters in Educational Leadership through Northwest Missouri State University, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis through the University of Missouri and Northwest Missouri State University. A native of St. Joseph, Missouri, Dr. Early relocated to Platte County when he joined the Park Hill School District in 2018. 

He and his wife Tina love spending time with their three children, Morgan, Zachary, and Andrew, and their grandson, Harper.



Assistant Principals


Dr. Early

Dr. Smith
Assistant Principal

Mr. Van Horn
Assistant Principal