• Jill Huntsman

    Jill Huntsman

    Mrs. Huntsman received her Ed.S. in the Superintendency from Northwest Missouri State University. She received her M.S. and B.S. in Agricultural Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

    Mrs. Huntsman joined the St. Joseph School District in 2000 as an agriculture teacher at Hillyard Technical Center. She served as Assistant Director at Hillyard from 2013-18. She has 18 years of teaching experience and launched the agriculture program at South Holt High School. 

    Mrs. Huntsman has extensive experience with career and technical education and workforce development. She serves as a member of the St. Joseph Workforce Development Alliance and helped launch the annual Manufacturing Day event in 2016. She supported the opening of the Advanced Science Research Center at Hillyard in 2017 and the development of the Northwest Missouri Regional Apprenticeship Program in 2018.


    Christopher Gagnon
    Assistant Director

    Mr. Gagnon received his Ed.S. in the Superintendency at Northwest Missouri State University. He received his M.Ed. in Secondary Administration from William Woods University and B.S. in Social Studies from the University of Central Missouri.

    Prior to joining our district, Mr. Gagnon served as a principal in Winston R-VI from 2015-2019 and Stewartsville C-2 from 2010-2015. He has 12 years of teaching experience in Polo R-VII and Hogan Prepatory Academy.