Dr. Brenten Byrd

Dr. Brenten Byrd was appointed to the position of Director of Student Services for the Webb City R-VII School District in July, 2016. Dr. Byrd began his career in public education as a fifth grade teacher at Webb City Middle School. His administrative experience includes service as a Principal for Carthage R-VIIII School District for 4 years, and as Principal of Harry S Truman in Webb City for 5 years.

Dr. Byrd earned his B.A. from Missouri Southern State University, his Masters of Science in Education Leadership from Southwest Missouri State University, his Ed.Sp. from Southwest Baptist University, and Ed.D. from Southwest Baptist University.

Dr. Byrd's wife, Heather, works for the Webb City School District at Bess Truman Elementary. They are the proud parents of their sons Dylan and Hudson, both students of the Webb City School District.


Webb City is the place where I have lived my entire life. As a former student, teacher and now administrator, I have personally experienced the amazing love, compassion and respect that permeate the community and the school district. I am proud to tell anyone who will listen that I am from Webb City, and share with them the great things that happen here each and every day.

As the Director of Student Services it is my goal for every student to find success in his or her academic and life endeavors. I know that the teachers and staff in the Webb City School District strive to provide opportunities for students to experience that success. Our faculty could never accomplish the goals that they have set without the involvement of parents and community members, which is what makes Webb City unique. Parents and community members are a valued part of the Webb City School District and we know that their involvement helps create an atmosphere for success.

"You can go anywhere from here," is not just a saying; it is a belief that if we provide students with the skills, character, and knowledge, they truly can go anywhere from here. We are committed to providing a high-quality education to all students in Webb City, and look forward to partnering with students, parents and community members to continue to make Webb City amazing!

I want to thank you for your continued support of our schools, and look forward to working with you to make each day they best that it can be.


Brenten Byrd, Ed. D.