Dr. McGinnis, Principal

Dr. Ashly McGinnis

Dr. Ashly McGinnis
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Dr. Ashly McGinnis has worked for St. Joseph School District since 2007.  She has served as the Principal of Lafayette High School since 2018.  Prior to 2018, McGinnis worked as an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Truman Middle School, as well as a teacher at Truman Middle School and Coleman Elementary School.  Dr. McGinnis was recognized as the Northwest Region Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals Exemplary New Principal of the Year in 2021. 
McGinnis earned her bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Emporia State University.  She has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri.   
Dr. McGinnis is passionate about involvement in our community and equity in education.  She serves on United Way’s Board of Directors, Missouri Western’s Teacher Education Advisory Board, and as an officer/treasurer for the Northwest Region Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.  

McGinnis and her husband, Brendan, have one child and they are members of Wellspring Community Church.   

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