Dr. Chris Shanks

November 17, 2017
Dr. Chris Shanks
Dr. Chris Shanks

Dr. Chris Shanks is originally from Platte City and graduated from Platte County High School (’92). Dr. Shanks attended Benedictine College on a football scholarship and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (’96) and a Master of Arts in Education Leadership (’03) from the institution. He then earned a Specialist in Education degree (’08) and a Doctor of Education (’13) degree from William Woods University in Fulton, MO. Dr. Shanks began his career as a high school teacher and coach at Hayden High School in Topeka, KS. He also taught and was the head football coach at Greenfield R-I and El Dorado Springs R-II prior to transitioning into the role of secondary principal within the Adrian R-III School District. Currently, Dr. Shanks is the Assistant Superintendent of the Cameron R-I School District. He and his wife, Rebecca, have two children; Caleb who is a freshman wrestler at Briar Cliff University and Karlie who is a senior at Cameron High School.


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