Dr. David McGehee began serving as R-7 School District superintendent in July 2006. He previously served as superintendent of the Raymore-Peculiar School District, as superintendent of the Sparta R-III School District, as high school principal in Sparta, as a middle-school science teacher and coach in Logan-Rogersville School District and as a science/physical-education teacher and coach in the Drexel R-IV School District. In 2013, Dr. McGehee was named Missouri Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA). He was also selected New Superintendent of the Year by MASA in 2000 and received the Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award from eSchool News in 2011. Dr. McGehee is vice president of Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City and serves on the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Economic Development Council and the Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation.
Dr. McGehee has worked in education since 1987 and as a public education administrator since 1995. He earned his doctorate in education leadership from St. Louis University, his specialist’s degree in superintendent leadership from Missouri State University, his master’s degree in secondary administration from Missouri State University and his bachelor’s degree in physical education and science education from Missouri Valley College.
A Lee’s Summit resident, Dr. McGehee is the father of two daughters, Laura, a 2015 R-7 graduate, and Megan, a 2012 R-7 graduate.