Mrs. Missy Walker, Counselor

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Missy Walker is a 1989 graduate of Boonville High School. She graduated from CMU with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1994 and later from Stephens College with a Master of Education in Counseling in 1999.  She began her career in education with the Boonville School District in August of '94. This is her 27th year with the district. She taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts for 6 years, was the LSE School Counselor for 17 years, and is now in her 4th year as a BHS School Counselor. She has been married to her husband Darin for 25 years, and they have two children - Ethan is 19 and Eli is 15. She loves the Kansas City Chiefs, exercising, cleaning (yes, seriously!), shopping, and spending time with Darin and the boys. She also has her own crafting business, Initial Designs.


 When asked what made her want to pursue a career in counseling, Walker said “I've always been a ‘helper’ and growing up, my family nicknamed me ‘Mother Missy’ because I was always watching out for my siblings, helping them with their problems, and consoling them when they were upset. I guess you could say helping and nurturing are in my nature. When I became a teacher, students would frequently come to me for help with emotional issues.” She has too many great memories with the district to narrow it down to just one.


By Jamie Schenk, Pirate Press Reporter

 Mrs. Tina Smith, Post Secondary Advisor

Photo of Tina SmithTina Smith is the Post Secondary Advisor for BHS and BTEC. Tina is a graduate of Boonville High School and she attended Central Methodist University where she obtained a degree in elementary education. She worked in the Boonville School District several years ago but she and her family moved to Iowa. Later, upon returning to Missouri, she came back because she really likes working for the district. Smith and her husband are the parents of 4 daughters; one is a junior at Central Methodist, one is a sophomore at Mizzou, and her two youngest are sophomores at Boonville High School. When asked about her favorite part of working for Boonville Schools she said, “I really enjoy working with the staff here.”

By Alyssa Fitzgerald, Pirate Press Reporter