Principal

Dr. Chris Early

Dr. Chris Early

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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, Mr. Early has recently relocated to Platte County. He and his wife Tina love spending time with their three children, Morgan, Zachary, and Andrew, and their grandson, Harper.