New Dean of Education Named at WWU

Doug Ebersold, a longtime administrator in various Missouri school districts, has joined William Woods University as dean of education.

Ebersold recently completed 31 years in public education, 23 of which were spent as an administrator. He has worked in school districts as small as 350 students and as large as 11,000 students.

During his career, Ebersold has been a teacher and coach at Louisburg High School in Louisburg, Kan.; a teacher, coach and principal at Lone Jack High School in Lone Jack; assistant principal at Fort Osage Junior High and Bridger Junior High in Independence; principal of Sedalia Middle School and assistant superintendent of Warrensburg School District.

Most recently, he served as superintendent of Moniteau County R-I in California, Mo., from 2000 to 2004 and superintendent of Sedalia School District from 2004 to 2008.

The dean of education is responsible for the direction, coordination and monitoring of current and new graduate programs and oversight of the whole education unit. This dean also recruits and appoints adjunct faculty.

Ebersold is excited about the new job.

“It’s going to be doing what I absolutely love to do, and that’s train new administrators,” he said.

Ebersold received three degrees from the University of Central Missouri: a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts and physical education, a master’s degree in educational administration and a specialist in education degree in principalship. He also earned a doctorate of education degree in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri.

Ebersold was a finalist for the Missouri Association of School Administrators Pearce Award, honoring excellence in education and community leadership among Missouri superintendents. He has also served as the president of the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce before moving to Fulton.